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Covington County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Covington County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 17, 1821
Seat Andalusia
Largest City Andalusia
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,044 sq mi (2,704 km²)
1,030 sq mi (2,668 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 1.3%
 - (2017)
 - Density

37/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Leonard Covington
  • County Number 23 on Alabama Licence Plates

Covington County, Alabama, is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of 2010, 37,765 people lived there. Its county seat is Andalusia.


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.[1]

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  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.