Marker reads, General Elijah M. Covington of the Kentucky Militia came here from North Carolina in 1795 to farm and survey. Acquired 23,000 acres in Warren, Logan, Edmonson counties. He became Warren Countys first sheriff and surveyor. Helped to select the early site of Bowling Green and made the first survey of Mammoth Cave. This park named for him, purchased by city, 1933.