The city of Covington, with a population of around 12,000, has a wonderful historic district as well as well maintained downtown area.
A couple of the highlights of town are:
• Oxford Historical Cemetery c. 1839, was part of the original town plan laid out in 1837. A walk through the cemetery reveals much about Oxford’s early families, both black and white, and its rich heritage.
• The Newton County Courthouse was built in 1884 in downtown Covington. The courthouse is one of only five in the state built in the Second Empire style, which was inspired by the architecture of France under Napoleon III and features a mansard roof. The courthouse has been used in many movies and TV series. The TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard and In the Heart of the Night, used the courthouse extensively in many of their episodes. Also the movie “My Cousin Vinnie” used the courthouse.
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