Covington County, Alabama

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Covington County, Alabama
Alabama-Covington County Courthouse.jpg
The Covington County Courthouse in Andalusia
Map of Alabama highlighting Covington County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 17, 1821
Named for Leonard Covington
Seat Andalusia
Largest city Andalusia
 • Total 1,044 sq mi (2,704 km2)
 • Land 1,030 sq mi (2,668 km2)
 • Water 13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2017) 37,092
 • Density 37/sq mi (14/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5


  • 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.

History[change | change source]

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.

Geography[change | change source]

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]

Major highways[change | change source]

Border counties[change | change source]

National protected area[change | change source]

Settlements[change | change source]

Cities and towns[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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