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Covington House

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Richard Covington was elected school superintendent in 1862 and 1863.




4201 Main St., Vancouver, 98663
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Yes, by appointment only.

Contact Vancouver Woman's Club at (360) 695-6750 for information.


Covington House



The Covingtons, Anne and Richard, had come to Fort Vancouver to teach children of the Hudson’s Bay employees. In 1848 the Covingtons entered a “donation claim” of 640 acres in the Fourth Plain area. Here they built this snug log cabin and established a boarding school run by Anne while Richard ran the farm. 

The Covingtons log cabin was known as a center of hospitality and musical entertainment. They brought the first piano to the Pacific Northwest from England and taught music to many of the area’s children.

  • Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 1985.
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1974.
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