Headnote COVINGTON, city, p.v., Kenton co., Ky., 85 ms. N.E. of Frankfort; from W. 493 ms. Watered by Ohio river and Licking creek. (Fanning's, 1853) Record Data Place Unit Type City or Town Containing Unit Kenton County, KY Events Date Type 02/25/1866 In Boone County, Kentucky, white "rangers" beat a freed slave and force him and his family to leave Crime/Disasters 01/01/1867 The new record-breaking suspension bridge across the Ohio between Cincinnati and Covington officially opens. Science/Technology People Birthplace of Bell, Tyree Harris Documents Date Title 01/21/1854 Louisville (KY) Journal, "Freight on the Underground Railroad," January 21, 1854 07/20/1854 Memphis (TN) Appeal, "An Abolitionist in Trouble," July 20, 1854 03/05/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Manumission of a Whole Drove of Slaves,” March 5, 1859 Images Newport and Covington, Kentucky, 1861, artist's impression Cincinnati and Covington Suspension Bridge, August 1867, artist's impression. Cincinnati-Covington Suspension Bridge, February 1868, artist's impression.