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AIRPORTS of TIPTON COUNTY

Covington Municipal Airport 169 Airport Parkway Dr
Covington
Longest Runway: 4,000 Ft
Runway Lights: Yes
Radio Communications: Unicom

HIGHER EDUCATION of TIPTON COUNTY

Dyersburg State Community College
2043 Us Highway 51 S
Covington
Covington Vocational-Technical School
Area Technical
Enrollment:306

GOLF in TIPTON COUNTY

Forrest Hill Golf Course 200 Kubo Rd
Drummonds

HIGHWAYS of TIPTON COUNTY

U S Highways
51, 70, 79
State Highways
1, 3, 14, 54, 59, 178, 179, 384

HISTORY of TIPTON COUNTY

Established 1823
Organized December 1, 1823
Covington is county seat

PEOPLE of TIPTON COUNTY

Jacob Tipton County named for Jacob Tipton
Organized defense of the Northwest Territory against Indian attack
Was killed while leading an attack,1791

POST OFFICES of TIPTON COUNTY

Almira Opened:May 23, 1892 Closed:January 14, 1903
Ashport Opened:January 13, 1834 Closed:September 13, 1836
Atoka Opened:October 8, 1873 Closed:Operating
Barrow Opened:August 21, 1901 Closed:March 15, 1902
Batesville Opened:May 21, 1838 Closed:April 24, 1841
Beaver Opened:July 18, 1892 Closed:December 31, 1900
Opened:March 1, 1901 Closed:January 14, 1903
Beaverdam Forks Opened:January 2, 1833 Closed:July 21, 1853
Bloomington Opened:August 17, 1847 Closed:October 8, 1873
Braden's Point OpenedSeptember 30.1835 Closed:September 9, 1836
Branch Opened:April 12, 1830 Closed:October 28, 1835
Bride Opened:February 9, 1885 Closed:May 31, 1905
Brighton Opened:October 8, 1873 Closed:Operating
Burlison Opened:April 11, 1881 Closed:Operating
Drummonds Opened:1881 Closed:Operating
Leigh Chapel Opened:February 8, 1886 Closed:February 14, 1903
Opened:March 10, 1903 Closed:June 30, 1905
Mason Opened:May 8, 1866 Closed:Operating
Mason Depot Opened:March 9, 1865 Closed:April 16, 1866
Mount Zion Opened:June 17, 1856 Closed:August 3, 1874
Mountain Opened:February 2, 1855 Closed:September 22, 1866
Mountcarmel Opened:May 24, 1894 Closed:March 31, 1903
Munch Opened:June 7, 1880 Closed:July 17, 1886
Opened:July 21, 1887 Closed:January 15, 1907
Munford Opened:February 9, 1886 Closed:Operating
Oglesby Opened:July 8, 1880 Closed:August 25, 1880
Pearl City Opened:January 29, 1875 Closed:November 14, 1876
Phelan Opened:January 18, 1887 Closed:September 29, 1906
Piljerk Opened:November 14, 1903 Closed:July 30, 1904
Portersville OpenedDecember 28, 1831 Closed:October 8, 1873
Quito Opened:July 7, 1886 Closed:June 30, 1919
Randolph Opened:January 18, 1828 Closed:May 14, 1904
Opened:June 11, 1904 Closed:October 31, 1932
Reverie Opened:December 5, 1883 Closed:Operating
Rialto Opened:March 6, 1883 Closed:December 13, 1916
Richardson Landing Opened:June 7, 1892 Closed:March 4, 1896
Richarson's Landing Opened:March 9, 1866 Closed:May 5, 1868
Opened:June 24, 1875 Closed:June 7, 1892
Richardsons Opened:March 4, 1896 Closed:October 31, 1934
Richland Grove Opened:November 13, 1826 Closed:October 12, 1830
Ruffin Opened:May 9, 1898 Closed:June 20, 1899
Saint Catherine's Landing Opened:May 4, 1875 Closed:June 24, 1875
Scotland Opened:September 6, 1870 Closed:September 3, 1872
Sharon Opened:July 21, 1853 Closed:May 8, 1856
Simonton Opened:February 19, 1897 Closed:May 14, 1904
Solo Opened:March 25, 1892 Closed:June 15, 1903
Tabernacle Opened:May 26, 1868 Closed:March 17, 1875
Opened:April 11, 1881 Closed:March 31, 1904
Tipton Opened:June 20, 1894 Closed:Operating
Uriel Opened:April 9, 1886 Closed:December 15, 1905
Walts Opened:October 24, 1887 Closed:May 31, 1905

HOSPITALS of TIPTON COUNTY

Tipton Baptist Memorial Hospital 1995 Us Highway 51S
Covington

STATISTICS for TIPTON COUNTY

SIZE of TIPTON COUNTY
Square Miles 459
Miles of City Streets   58.67
Miles of County Road 559.06

 


ATOKA, Tennessee
 
HISTORY of ATOKA

Located in West Tennessee 
Named for the Muskogee Indian word meaning "the ball field"
Incorporated in 1911

STATISTICS for ATOKA

POPULATION of ATOKA
1960 357
1970 446
1980 691
1990 659
LOCATION CODES for ATOKA
Zip 38004

 


BRIGHTON, Tennessee

HISTORY of BRIGHTON

Named after the famous seaside resort in England
Incorporated in 1913

STATISTICS for BRIGHTON

POPULATION of BRIGHTON
1960 652
1970 952
1980 976
1990 717
LOCATION CODES for BRIGHTON
Zip 38011

 


BURLISON, Tennessee

HISTORY of BURLISON

Incorporated in 1966

PEOPLE of BURLISON

William Lafayette Burleson Bought land in area 1857
Donated land for first post office
First post office established 1870
Postal authorities misspelled founders name (Burlison)

STATISTICS for BURLISON

POPULATION of BURLISON
1970 397
1980 386
1990 394
LOCATION CODES for BURLISON
Zip 38015

Burlison has a post office, cotton gin, and a community center. The Burlison Community Center can be used by anyone who lives in the city limits, while non-residents are charged $75 for use. Burlison also has a park, located behind the community center. It is equipped with a basketball court, a playground, and picnic tables. There are no stop lights, only flashing lights and a few stop signs. There is also a BP gasoline station, referred to affectionately by residents as the "Burlison Mall."

 


COVINGTON, Tennessee


ATTRACTIONS of COVINGTON

South Main Historic District
52 homes & structures including Ruffin Theatre, Tipton County Courthouse and Hotel Lindo
Homes listed on National Register of Historic Places
Free

GOLF in COVINGTON

Covington Country Club
Mason High
Covington
Mason High
Covington
North Twenty Country Club
Scott Rd
Covington

HISTORY of COVINGTON

County and city came into existence at home of Nathan Hartsfield
Incorporated in 1826

PEOPLE of COVINGTON

General Leonard W. Covington City named after General Leonard W. Covington
Tyree, Rhodes, John McLemore, and James Vaulx donated land for Covington

LIBRARY of COVINGTON

Tipton County Public Library 300 W Church Ave
Covington

STATISTICS for COVINGTON

POPULATION of COVINGTON
1960 5,298
1970 5,801
1980 6,065
1990 7,487
LOCATION CODES for COVINGTON
Zip 38019

VISITOR CENTER of COVINGTON

Tipton County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 683
Covington TN 38109

 


GARLAND, Tennessee


HISTORY of GARLAND

Established in 1874
Incorporated in 1913

PEOPLE of GARLAND

Dr. John C. Garland City named after first physician, Dr. John C. Garland

 


GILT-EDGE, Tennessee


HISTORY of GILT-EDGE

Incorporated in 1908

STATISTICS for GILT-EDGE

POPULATION of GILT-EDGE
1970 406
1980 404
1990 447
LOCATION CODES for GILT-EDGE
Zip 38338

 


MASON, Tennessee


HISTORY of MASON

Incorporated in 1869

PEOPLE of MASON

Dr. James Mason City named after Dr. James Mason

 


MUNFORD, Tennessee


HISTORY of MUNFORD

Was known as Mt. Zion
Incorporated in 1905

PEOPLE of MUNFORD

R H Munford City named after R H Munford

STATISTICS for MUNFORD

POPULATION of MUNFORD
1960 1,014
1970 1,281
1980 2,336
1990 2,326

 

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