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Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA

"Kingston, a post-village of Rockingham co., N.H., in Kingston township, about 30 miles S.E. of Concord, and 6 miles S.W. of Exeter. It has 3 churches, a carriage-factory, and an academy. Pop. of the township, 1054."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • August 6, 1694 - Kingston incorporated

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  • Kingstown settlers, in 1705, voted a plot of 100 acres on Little River to anyone who would build and operate a mill.

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  • The first known tavern in Kingston was licensed to Captain Jonathan Sanbourne in 1706

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  • Kingston Plains Cemetery was laid out in 1725

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  • The Great 1735 Throat Distemper began in Kingston in 1735 and spread to all the northern New England communities killing some 5,000.
    Many infected children died within 12 hours, and other while sitting up and even playing would fall and expire with their playthings in their hands....Read MORE...


  • 1737 - Kingston - A grist mill was built on Little River

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  • 1819 - Kingston Academy founded

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  • KINGSTON GENERAL STORE - Constructed by Luther D. Peaslee in 1840

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  • 1866 - Kingston - The first meeting of Gideon Lodge of Freemasonry was held in the Kingston Town Hall on August 25, 1866

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  • 1895 - Kingston - a two story fire house was built by local townspeople behind the Town Hall and facing Depot Road.

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  • 1895 - Library opens in Kingston
    In 1895 the library trustees reported "A total of 420 volumes, 276 cards given out, and an average of 100 books given out each week."

    It was not...Read MORE...


  • Kingston, New Hampshire, USA
    The Narrows, Great Pond
  • Kingston, New Hampshire, USA
    Kingston Plains looking Northeast
  • Kingston, New Hampshire, USA
    Sanborn Academy
  • In 1941 the Bakie School was built in Kingston

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