Historical Notes

Having been incorporated in 1815, Covington has been home to its share of historical events and important figures who have contributed much to progress in society. A few links to those pieces of the past:

  • A searchable online database kept by The Kentucky Historical Society, HERE, lists historical markers in the Commonwealth, including 30 located in Covington. 
  • Covington is home to almost four dozen listings (“districts” and individual listings) on the National Register of Historic Places. For a list of those in Kenton County, HERE
  • Covington is home to two National Historic Landmarks, as seen HERE.
  • The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky.
  • An August 2021 City news article about the Jacob Price state marker, HERE
  • An October 2018 City news article about two Civil War batteries in Devou Park being added to the National Register of Historic Places, HERE.
  • The Kenton County Historical Society.
  • Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington’s Devou Park.
  • The Kenton County Local History and Genealogy Department (has collection of old City directories, historic newspaper articles, and family histories).
  • Kenton County Views (old photos, postcards, and scenes from across Kenton County).

Faces and Places (Kenton County library’s archive of photos, including those from The Kentucky Post).

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