It is no secret that Covington played a large role in the historic story of Sherman’s March to the Sea. In fact, Covington was one of the only areas of Georgia that was spared Sherman’s path of destruction so long ago in 1865. Thanks to Sherman’s mercy, Covington has held onto the historic architecture from the antebellum era that all Americans are still so charmed by, and the beautiful architecture still stands today.
With Sherman’s March to the Sea and Covington’s role in the Civil War such a large part of its history, it’s not a surprise that Covington received an official Civil War Heritage marker just last Wednesday, June 17th. This official Civil War Heritage marker was dedicated to Covington and can be found on Covington’s historic downtown Square near the Civil War monument.
The Civil War Heritage marker took its rightful place near the monument on the square that shows a soldier facing the west, which symbolizes the fading on the Confederacy after the Civil War. The dedication of the Civil War Heritage marker was met with much approval among the Covington community.
Along with showing Civil War history, this Civil War Heritage marker officially adds Covington to the historical tourism route that the Civil War directly touched in Georgia. This route includes six different regions. These regions include The Atlanta Campaign, Wilson’s Raid, Northeast Georgia, Jefferson Davis region, Macon, and South Georgia.
Interested to learn more about this recent historical addition to Covington? You can find the full news story at Cov News here.