Kingston City Hall is located at 30 West Main Street, Kingston, GA 30145; phone: 770-336-5905.
The area that would become Kingston was first settled by Europeans beginning 1832. Slow and cautious at first, settlement increased rapidly after the removal of the Cherokee nation in 1838. City history is rich with Civil War events; indeed the City hosts its own Civil War museum. Kingston is the site of the oldest continuing "Decoration Day" (Memorial Day) observance in the South.
When the Western and Atlantic Railroad built a depot about half a mile south of the town center in the 1840s, the city fathers moved the city south to the depot. The depot was part of a short line railroad that connected Kingston to the Rome, the seat of Floyd County.