Opp in Covington County, Alabama was known for a very unusual event called the Rattlesnake rodeo. See film about it at the end of this story.
Covington County is named for a soldier of 1812 from Maryland
Covington County is one of the oldest counties in Alabama, created on December 17, 1821. Its boundaries were rearranged in 1824, 1841 and 1868. It was named for Brigadier General Leonard Wailes Covington, a soldier in the War of 1812 from Maryland.
In August of 1868, the name was changed to Jones County. The original name was restored in October, 1868 Oct. The county is located in the south-central part of the state, bordering Florida on the South.
The county seat was first established at Montezuma, later named Covington.The current county seat is at Andalusia.
Other towns include Opp, Red Level, and Florala. The southwestern portion of the county contains the Conecuh National Forest. The counties earliest settlers came from Georgia and the Carolinas. Opp, Alabama in Covington County has become famous for its yearly Rattlesnake Rodeo
Rattlesnake Rodeo 2012