Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Covington is a city in and the parish seat of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 8,483 at the 2000 census. It is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River. Covington is part of the New Orleans Metairie Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Earliest known settlement by Europeans was in 1800 by Jacques Dreux. In 1813 John Wharton Collins established a town here with the name of Wharton. He is buried on the corner of the city cemetery directly across from the City Hall. The city was renamed after General Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812. Commerce was brought here by boat up the Bogue Falaya, which connects through the Tchefuncte River to Lake Pontchartrain. In 1888 the railroad came to town.