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Covington Township

Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Covington Township municipal offices are located at 20 Moffat Drive, Covington Township, PA 18444.
Phone: 570-842-8336.

Covington was formed in January 1818 from the township of Wilkes-Barre. It was named Covington at the suggestion of H. W. Drinker, (son of Henry Drinker) in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington of Maryland, a distinguished cavalry officer who fought and died in the War of 1812 at the battle of Williamsburg, in upper Canada. If you take Dunmore’s East Drinker Street all the way to the end, you’d end up right at the edge of the old Drinker’s Beeches! In 1787, Philadelphia Quaker, Henry Drinker purchased 25,000 acres, including Covington Township , from the State, which has since been know as “Drinker’s Beech,” from the timber that covered it. [www.covington.org, accessed February, 2022.]



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