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Covington

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Covington is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Cincinnati, Ohio, lies to its north across the Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, to its east across the Licking. Part of the Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area, Covington had a population of 40,640 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census, making it the fifth-most populous city in Kentucky. It is one of its county's two seats, along with Independence.NameThe initial American settlement at Covington was known as, from its position at the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers. When it was laid out in 1815, it was named in honor of Gen. Leonard Covington, who was killed at the Battle of Crysler's Farm during the War of 1812.HistoryIn 1814, John Gano, Richard Gano, and Thomas Carneal purchased The Point, 150acre of land on the west side of the Licking River at its confluence with the Ohio, from Thomas Kennedy for $50,000, and laid out the settlement of Covington the next year. The town was formally incorporated by the Kentucky General Assembly a year later and raised to city status in 1834.
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Hidden gems in Covington

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Park
Devou Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Brewery
Braxton Brewing Company
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Playground
George Rogers Clark Park
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Covington

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Natural History Museum
Creation Museum Petersburg
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Specialty Museum
Ark Encounter Williamstown
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Aquarium
Newport Aquarium Newport
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo Indianapolis
4.1
Duration: 4 hours

Popular things to do in Covington

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Specialty Museum
Behringer-Crawford Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
MainStrasse Village
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Garden of Hope
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Pioneer Park
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Covington

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Park
Doe Run Lake Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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