"COVE, watering-place on east side near mouth of Loch Long, Dumbartonshire. It forms part of the police burgh of Kilcreggan and Cove; consists chiefly of villas and ornate cottages; and has a post office, with money order and telegraph departments, designated of Dumbartonshire, and a steamboat pier. Pop. 432."
[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]