Covington is a town in the eastern central part of the U.S. state of Virginia. One of the town’s attractions is Main Street Park. It is only six acres which sits along the Jackson River. It has a playground, a pool, a gazebo, a picnic shelter, and, very important, restrooms. Whenever you are in Covington, Virginia, make a visit to Main Street Park.
Some of you are saying, “This is a simple park just like any park you would see in any town. There is nothing very interesting about the park.”
Covington, Virginia is named after General Leonard Covington. He fought during the War of 1812 and became a war hero. He was also good friends with U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Through the years, growth in the town was slow. That changed in the 1890’s when there was a population boom. What caused the boom? The Chesapeake…
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