Covington is located in the north-central part of the state of Kentucky and a city and one of the seats of Kenton County, where the other one is the city of Independence. It sits on the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers that are being adjoined by Newport and is opposite to Cincinnati in Ohio. The area was originally given to George Muse in return for his service in the military and was then being traded for a keg of whiskey in 1780. The site was named after Genera; Leonard Wales Covington who died during the War of 1812. The trading center in the area started to flourish when the surge of river traffic and, as well, the opening of the Covington-Georgetown Turnpike in 1819. The city’s current economy is an agricultural market in the production of tobacco, maize, and livestock. The manufactures industry also includes the fabrication of metal products, textiles, and security sound systems.
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