H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum

H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum (HM26H0)

Location: Covington, LA 70433 St. Tammany Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 28.578', W 90° 5.673'

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Bicentennial Covington - Historical Point of View

Founded July 4, 1876, H.J. Smith and Sons Hardware and Museum is the oldest hardware and general store in the parish, housing unique artifacts pertaining to the history of Covington. Of note are the dugout cypress canoe and lead coffin. It is a regular stop for school field trips. Cotton was brought in from north of town and Mississippi plantations to be shipped to New Orleans. As many as 40,000-50,000
bales went through Covington in a year. The wagons pulled by teams of oxen regularly lined Columbia Street from the cemetery to the landing.
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HM NumberHM26H0
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByCity of Covington, Louisiana
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Date Added Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 778934 N 3375154
Decimal Degrees30.47630000, -90.09455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 28.578', W 90° 5.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 28' 34.68" N, 90° 5' 40.38" W
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Area Code(s)985, 504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 317 LA-437, Covington LA 70433, US
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