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Kingston Town

Kingston Town Hall is located at 26 Evergreen Street, Kingston, MA 02364; phone: 781-585-0500.

Bradford House, ca. 1714, 50 Landing Road, Kingston, MA, National Register

Photo: Bradford House, ca. 1714, 50 Landing Road, Kingston, MA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Photographed by User:John Phelan (own work), 2010, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2014.

Beginnings [1]

Kingston was first settled about 1620 and incorporated in 1726.

Passengers of the Mayflower, the Fortune and the Ann selected this spot on the navigable Jones River for settlement; it was in Plymouth Town until 1726. Shipbuilding, once a thriving industry, ceased in 1887, but a few wharves are a reminder of former commercial activity.

The First Congregational Church (Unitarian), Main Street, was erected in 1717. The Squire William Sever House, Linden Street, is a frame structure built in 1760.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for Massachusetts, Massachusetts: A Guide to Its Places and People, American Guide Series, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1937.
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