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Kingston, Massachusetts, USA

Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Originally part of Plymouth, Kingston was first settled by Europeans shortly after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. It was settled once more in 1635. kids.kiddle.co

Kingston includes: Wapping Road Village, Blackwater, and Rocky Nook.
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  • 1620 - Kingston / Plymouth is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1726 - Kingston is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - KINGSTON. [Pop. 1,440. Inc. 1726.]
    Kingston, while a part of Plymouth, was called Jones River
    Parish, after Captain Jones of the May Flower, the vessel that brought over the first sett...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Kingston
    Kingston, a post-village of Plymouth co., Massachusetts, on Jones' river, and on the Old Colony railroad, 33 miles S. S. E. from Boston. It contains 3...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Mr. Caleb Bates, of Kingston, Mass., has recently presented the New England Farmer with some sweet potatoes.
    He has raised them successfully for several years, and keeps them in good condition during eight months of the year.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 20, 1869

  • News 1869 - The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 7, 1869

  • Kingston Massachusetts, 1890
    Kingston is an ancient seaboard town in the easterly part of Plymouth County, 33 miles southeast of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad. On its north ar...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Kingston
    Kingston, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., on the Plymouth Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, at the junction of the Duxbury & Cohassett Railroa...Read MORE...


  • Kingston, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Forge (Drew's Tack Factory)

    "1837. C. DREW & CO. is established at Stony Brook by Christopher Prince Drew and Thomas Bailey. Deacon Seth Drew, father of Christopher, provides financing for the new company...

    1854. C. DREW factory burns... Read MORE...

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  • Kingston, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street (1906)
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  • Kingston, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
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  • 1916
    Kingston, a post- village of Plymouth co., Mass., on the Jones River, 33 miles SSE. of Boston, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. Kingston tow...Read MORE...


  • News 1921 - RAILS KILL 4 CHILDREN IN TROLLEY ACCIDENT. FALLING ARM CAUSES FEED WIRE TO CHARGE TRACKS ON MASSACHUSETTS LINE.
    Kingston, Mass., Sept. 26. - Four school children were killed here today when a trolley arm fell from a car in which they were going to their homes. T...Read MORE...




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Old Forge (Drew's Tack Factory)

"1837. C. DREW & CO. is established at Stony Brook by Christopher Prince Drew and Thomas Bailey. Deacon Seth Drew, father of Christopher, provides financing for the new company...

1854. C. DREW factory burns... Read MORE...

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Main Street (1906)
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  • 1620 - Kingston / Plymouth is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1726 - Kingston is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - KINGSTON. [Pop. 1,440. Inc. 1726.]
    Kingston, while a part of Plymouth, was called Jones River
    Parish, after Captain Jones of the May Flower, the vessel that brought over the first... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Kingston
    Kingston, a post-village of Plymouth co., Massachusetts, on Jones' river, and on the Old Colony railroad, 33 miles S. S. E. from Boston. It contains... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Mr. Caleb Bates, of Kingston, Mass., has recently presented the New England Farmer with some sweet potatoes.
    He has raised them successfully for several years, and keeps them in good condition during eight months of the year. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 20, 1869
  • News  1869 - The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 7, 1869
  • Kingston Massachusetts, 1890
    Kingston is an ancient seaboard town in the easterly part of Plymouth County, 33 miles southeast of Boston by the Old Colony Railroad. On its north... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Kingston
    Kingston, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., on the Plymouth Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, at the junction of the Duxbury & Cohassett... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Kingston, a post- village of Plymouth co., Mass., on the Jones River, 33 miles SSE. of Boston, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. Kingston... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - RAILS KILL 4 CHILDREN IN TROLLEY ACCIDENT. FALLING ARM CAUSES FEED WIRE TO CHARGE TRACKS ON MASSACHUSETTS LINE.
    Kingston, Mass., Sept. 26. - Four school children were killed here today when a trolley arm fell from a car in which they were going to their homes.... Read MORE...

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