Covington County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

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
The Covington County Courthouse in Andalusia
The Covington County Courthouse in Andalusia
Map of Alabama highlighting Covington County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°14′31″N 86°27′09″W / 31.241944444444°N 86.4525°W / 31.241944444444; -86.4525
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedDecember 17, 1821
Named forLeonard Covington
SeatAndalusia
Largest cityAndalusia
Area
 • Total1,044 sq mi (2,700 km2)
 • Land1,030 sq mi (2,700 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)  1.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
37,092
 • Density37/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.covcounty.com
 
  • County Number 23 on Alabama Licence Plates

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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