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Covington, VA

Alleghany County, Virginia, 1857

Covington, the county-seat, lies one hundred and ninety-six miles west of Richmond, at the head of the James River navigation... it is contemplated that the James River Canal will be continued to here; in which case, it will be the depot between the land and water communication in the chain of the James River and Kanawha improvements, and will then command the trade of a large and fertile region of country. (Historical Collections, 1852)

COVINGTON, c.h., P.v., seat of justice of Alleghany co., Va., 196 ms. W. of Richmond; from W. 233 ms.  Watered by Jackson's river.  (Fanning's, 1853)

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