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United StatesGotoarrow.png New YorkGotoarrow.png Franklin CountyGotoarrow.pngTown of Fort Covington


History and Geography

Fort Covington was organized from Constable February 28, 1817.[1]

Fort Covington, New York Wikipedia page


Church Records


Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Fort Covington, New York newspaper images:

  • Fort Covington Sun 1887-1987

You will also find Fort Covington residents in other Franklin County newspapers, such as the Malone Palladium and Gazette, at Northern New York Historical Newspapers.


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Town Clerk

Fort Covington Town Clerk
Tammy Francis
2510 Chateaugay Street
Fort Covington, NY 12937
Phone: 518-358-4629

Town Historian

Fort Covington Town Historian
Jackie Harvey
Foster Road
Fort Covington, NY 12937
Phone: 518-358-2025
Collection: "Fort Covington Sun" weekly newspaper, 1889-1991; birth, marriage, death records - 1920-2010; General Covington story; school graduates - 1900-2010.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Fort Covington, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records





  1. Frederick Joel Seaver, Historical Sketches of Franklin County and its several towns (J.B. Lyon Company, 1918.)



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