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Covington County, Alabama
|Covington County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 17, 1821|
1,043.86 sq mi (2,704 km²)
1,033.82 sq mi (2,678 km²)
10.05 sq mi (26 km²), .96%
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Covington County was formed on December 17, 1821. Its name is in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland. The county was declared a disaster area in September 1979 due to damage from Hurricane Frederic. It was a disaster area again in October 1995 due to Hurricane Opal.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,043.86 square miles (2,703.6 km2). 1,033.82 square miles (2,677.6 km2) (or 99.04%) is land and 10.05 square miles (26.0 km2) (or 0.96%) is water.
- Butler County and Crenshaw County (north)
- Coffee County and Geneva County (east)
- Walton County, Florida (southeast)
- Okaloosa County, Florida (southwest)
- Escambia County and Conecuh County (west)
National protected area
- Conecuh National Forest (part)
Cities and towns
- Horn Hill
- Red Level
- River Falls
- Blue Springs
- Cedar Grove
- Clear Springs
- County Line
- Five Points
- Green Bay
- Red Oak
- Rose Hill
- Valley of Shiloh
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.