Unique to Covington's downtown business district and a credit to our forefathers, our original town grid layout allowed for public squares in the middle of each block for the purpose of trade and commerce. Farmers would bring their ox-drawn carts to town loaded with wares and conduct business in these designated center block locations. Traditionally called "ox lots" and largely responsible for Covington's designation as a national historic district, today's use provides free public off-street parking for downtown visitors and employees.
Covington Trailhead Museum - Take a stroll through Covington's past. The museum includes a short film(s), photos and interactive kiosks. The museum is open Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
H J Smith's Son General Store and Museum - This general store has been a Covington institution since 1876. The museum and store are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Wednesday from 8:30 am to noon and Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm.