Talk:Covington, Virginia

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My grandparents are from here. Isn't Potts Creek in the city limits, too? Mike H 17:11, Aug 26, 2004 (UTC)

Wow, your grandparents are from here? That's really cool, so am I. I don't think Potts Creek is technically in the city limits, but people who live there have Covington as their address.--Champignonne 18:41, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

POV section removed[edit]

I've removed the following paragraphs from the "Geography" section:

Covington, VIrginia has had many choices to make concerning their historic public buildings and most have been removed. The most recent was the razing of the old city hall building which was also an early high school. The decision was prompted by a mayor and two city councilmen that formed a 3-2 majority. Dispite public pressure to find a better use for the old, but sound structure, it was reduced to rubble to make a parking lot. If in Covington, please stop in to see this grand parking lot next to the new eye-sore that is the new city hall.
Currently there is one other historic public building in Covington. The County Courthouse is a dignified structure located on Main Street. Please come take a picture before bad taste and bad government destroy this part of our heritage also.
The Jackson River is a very beautiful scenic river upstream from Covington. For a good look at the ravages of Meade Westvaco pollution go to the hilltop off US220 and observe the pristine green river turn to a dark ugly black color. Pollution does this. The fish downstream from the Covington Meade Westvaco paper mill are not edible and the water is not potable. It has little recreational use and is not safe to swim in the toxic mess. After a hundred years of discharge into the river there are sediments on the bottom that cannot be removed.

The subjects discussed may well be noteworthy (if attributed to a reliable source), but the wording above is very problematic. An editor knowledgeable about these local controversies is invited to rewrite the content in keeping with the neutral point of view policy.

(Personally, I don't doubt the veracity of the claims: the problem is with the tone of the paragraphs.) —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 23:38, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Covington, Virginia named after Peter Covington not General Leonard Covington[edit]

138.163.0.43 (talk) 20:59, 8 August 2010 (UTC) I was born in Covington, Virginia and lived there for 20 years. Covington, VA was named after Peter Covington, the town's oldest inhibatint, as shown at this WEB site:

             http://www.covingtonhistory.co.uk/Virginia.htm
    It was not named after General Leonard Covington.  Also on on Leonard Covington page it gives a lot of (Covington)s in various states it says were named after him.  I bet some of them are also not named after Leonard Covington.


                                     Jim Lawson   138.163.0.43 (talk) 20:59, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Covington, Virginia named after Peter Covington not General Leonard Covington[edit]

138.163.0.43 (talk) 21:00, 8 August 2010 (UTC) I was born in Covington, Virginia and lived there for 20 years. Covington, VA was named after Peter Covington, the town's oldest inhibatint, as shown at this WEB site:

http://www.covingtonhistory.co.uk/Virginia.htm

It was not named after General Leonard Covington. Also on on Leonard Covington page it gives a lot of (Covington)s in various states it says were named after him. I bet some of them are also not named after Leonard Covington.

Jim Lawson 138.163.0.43 (talk) 21:00, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

The website that you mention above is full of mistakes -- 1990 population of 1,890? Edgemont, Fairlawn, Idlewilde, Parrish Court, Rayon Terrace and Rivermont are "non-populated areas"? Given the errors on that site it would be better to stick with what the city's official web site says. Short Brigade Harvester Boris (talk) 08:41, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

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