About Covington, Virginia
Covington, a city of 6 square miles located in southwest Virginia off Exits 14/16 on Interstate 64 is proud to be the county seat of Alleghany County. Named in honor of General Leonard Covington, hero of the war of 1812 and friend of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the City has a rich history and heritage and today forms the principal center of population in the region.
Our City offers a wide range of services and facilities for citizens and visitors. With a sound financial base as an independent City of the second class, residents pay property taxes and fees for services provided by the City unlike residents of towns who pay town and county property taxes. We enjoy a Council/Manager form of government comprising an elected City Council of five members and City Manager appointed by City Council.