Thursday, October 12, 2017

Covington City Cemetery

The Covington City Cemetery at the corner of Columbia St. and Kirkland St. is a haven for area residents, and especially those who are genealogists. There are numerous beautiful, tree-shaded areas, and many of the gravesites are quite old. 

The History of Covington Cemetery No. 1 was published in 1988 by the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Auxiliary. Entitled "The Legends of Covington Cemetery No. 1: Covington, LA, 175th Anniversary 1813-1988" the 166-page book contains volumes of information about the cemetery and who is buried within. Click on the image below for several paragraphs from the beginning of the book:

 

Here are some pictures. Click on the images to make them larger. 























The fence restoration project was a major renovation that took place a few years ago.