The seat of Tipton County, this town was established in 1824 and chosen by the state legislature because of its location on a large hill with a bountiful spring of water. During the Civil War, the young men of Covington and the surrounding towns formed the Ã‚“Tipton Rifles,Ã‚” the first Confederate outfit from the county. Today, itÃ‚’'s a small West Tennessee town with lots of history and charm.
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