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Kingston, Massachusetts
Green Street in Kingston on an autumn day.
Official seal of Kingston, Massachusetts
Seal
Settled: 1620 – Incorporated: 1726
Zip Code(s): 02364 – Area Code(s): 339 / 781
Official website: http://www.kingstonmass.org/
Location
Location of Kingston, Massachusetts
Location in Massachusetts
Government
County Plymouth County
Form of Government Open town meeting
Executive office Town Manager
Geography
Area
Total 20.4 mi² / 52.8 km²
Land 18.5 mi² / 48.0 km²
Water 1.9 mi² / 4.8 km²
Coordinates 42°02′30″ N
70°40′22″ W
Elevation 105 ft / 34 m
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Population
Total (2000) 11,780
Density 635.7/mi² / 245.5/km²

Kingston is a coastal town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. As of 2000 it had a population of 11,780. Image File history File links Kingston1. ... Image File history File links Kingston4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... 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History

Before European settlers arrived in Kingston it was within the tribal home to the Wampanoag people. Even before the Mayflower had landed in Plymouth the Wampanoag's were severely damaged from rapidly spreading pandemics from earlier French settlements. Several ancient Native American burial sites have even been located within the borders of Kingston. The Wampanoag (Wôpanâak in current orthography) are a Native American people. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in what would become the United States, in 1620. ... American Indian and Alaskan Natives[1] (term preferred by the majority of people included) are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska down to their descendants in modern times. ...


Originally the north precinct of the town of Plymouth, Kingston was first settled by Europeans in 1620, shortly after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. Modern day Kingston is believed to be the site of several bloody battles during King Phillip's War from 1675-1676. It is public record that the residence of Governor Bradford was even raided by the Natives before the Wampanoags were completely decimated. Events September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth, England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. ... Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1867) The Pilgrims were a group of English religious separatists who sailed from Europe to North America in the early 17th century, in search of a home where they could freely practice their style of religion. ... Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony, in what would become the United States. ... King Philips War was a general Indian uprising in 1675-1676 to resist continued expansion of the English colonies in New England. ...


50 years later, Kingston was incorporated as a distinct town in 1726 following a tax dispute between the residents of north and south Plymouth. Kingston is home of the longest continuously run boat yard in North America. The Revolutionary War era brig, the USS Independence was built by Kingston ship builders and has emerged as a town icon adorning the Kingston town seal as well as the subject of the town song "Independence". The tenure of the USS Independence in the Continental Navy was short however when the ship was captured in battle off the coast of Nova Scotia by the HMS Hope and the HMS Nancy. Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Continental Navy Jack The Continental Navy was authorized by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area...


In the early to middle 1800's, Kingston flourished as not only a center for ship building, but ice harvesting as well. Jones River Pond, the largest body of freshwater in town, was used to harvest ice during the long New England winters which would then be shipped all throughout the world. Jones River Pond was even renamed to Silver Lake for marketing purposes during the height of the ice harvesting export industry and retains the name today. Kingston is also home to the first co-op store in North America which was closed when the Silver Lake Post Office shut down operations in 1954. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the 1950s Kingston was transformed from a small rural town into an extension of the Boston metropolitan area when Massachusetts Route 3 was constructed which connects Boston to Cape Cod and has 3 exits in Kingston. Kingston, however, saw its largest population boom in the early 1990's when the Old Colony Railroad was reopened as a commuter rail which connected once rural Kingston with Boston making it an even more viable place for commuters to Boston to live. The 1950s were the decade that traditionally speaking, spanned the years 1950 through 1959. ... Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.8 km² (20.4 mi²). 48.0 km² (18.5 mi²) of it is land and 4.8 km² (1.9 mi²) of it (9.12%) is water. To the North, Kingston shares a common border with the towns of Duxbury, Massachusetts and Pembroke, Massachusetts. To the West, Kingston borders Plympton, Massachusetts, and to the South, Kingston borders Carver, Massachusetts and Plymouth, Massachusetts. East of Kingston lies the Plymouth Bay, which is an inlet of the much larger Cape Cod Bay. The source and mouth of the Jones River are both in Kingston. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Duxbury is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Settled: 1650 â€“ Incorporated: 1712 Zip Code(s): 02359 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Plympton is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Carver is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Plymouth is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Summary The Jones River is a small river running through the South Shore of Massachusetts. ...


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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,780 people, 4,248 households, and 3,139 families residing in the town. The population density was 245.5/km² (635.7/mi²). There were 4,525 housing units at an average density of 94.3/km² (244.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.00% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,248 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.19. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $53,780, and the median income for a family was $65,101. Males had a median income of $48,423 versus $29,516 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,370. About 4.0% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

The Town of Kingston claims 7,631 registered voters with 1,935 Democrats, 1,415 Republicans, 4,234 unenrolled, and 46 voters of other political affiliations. Representing Kingston in the Massachusetts State Legislature are State Representative (D) Tom O'Brien, and State Senator (D) Therese Murray. Representing Kingston in the United States Congress is Representative (D) William Delahunt, and Senators (D) Edward Kennedy, and (D) John Kerry. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Seal of the U.S. Congress. ... ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Government

Kingston's town government is a town meeting format where all registered voters may gather to pass town ordinances and approve the town budget. The elected government, however, is split up into five member boards which all control different aspects of the town government. Town meeting is a form of local government commonly practiced in the U.S. region of New England, but uncommon elsewhere in the United States. ...


Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen are responisble for calling town meeting, calling elections, appointing employees, setting certain fees, employing town counsel, granting permits, overseeing certain volunteer and appointed bodies, and creating basic regulations.


In Kingston, most of the selectmen's traditional powers are entrusted to a full-time town administrator. Members of the Board of Selectmen include:

  • Paul Gallagher (chairman)
  • Joseph Kelleher (vice chairman)
  • Mark Beaton
  • Sandy McFarlane
  • Jean Landis-Nauman

Board of Health

The Board of Health has the purpose of enacting health codes, enforcing existing health codes in Kingston and imposing punishments upon violators. They also have the power to appoint a health agent and to condemn buildings that don't meet health regulation standards. Members of the Board of Health include:

  • Joseph Casna (chairman)
  • Bill Watson
  • Daniel Sapir
  • Jack Breen
  • Edmund King

Planning Board

Often seen as one of the most powerful boards in town, the Planning Board serves the purpose of reviewing and approving site plans and subdivisions and acts as the Special Permit Granting Authority for particular uses in the Town of Kingston Zoning Bylaws. Planning Board is also responsible for reporting to Town Meeting annually and appointing the Town Planner. Members of the Planning Board include:

  • Thomas Bouchard (chairman)
  • Michael Ruprecht (vice chairman)
  • Susan Ferrel (clerk)
  • Dennis Randall
  • Joel Michaud

Education

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The front of the new Silver Lake Regional High School in November 2005

Kingston is a member of the Silver Lake Regional School District along with Plympton, Massachusetts and Halifax, Massachusetts. Although the towns in the Silver Lake School District share a middle school and a high school, Kingston has its own public grammar schools which include Kingston Elementary School and Kingston Indermediate School. Once students reach 7th Grade they are sent to Silver Lake Regional Middle School and then Silver Lake Regional High School. A brand new Silver Lake High School has recently finished construction in January 2006. The official school website can be found at the Silver Lake Regional School District Website. Plympton is a town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ...   Halifax is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Silver Lake Regional High School is a public, regional high school in Massachusetts South Shore region. ...


Kingston is home to one parochial school, Sacred Heart, which is subdivided into an Elementary School, a Junior High School and a High School and has only several hundred students.


Notable Kingstonians

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Counties

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Cities

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Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners, Paris of the Eighties Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...

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Kingston Massachusetts, 1890 (647 words)
On its north are Pembroke and Duxbury; on the east, the latter and Kingston Bay; Plymouth lies on the southeast, and Plympton and Halifax on the southwest and west.
Kingston (centre) and Silver Lake (in the northwest) are the postal villages and railroad stations.
Kingston was incorporated June 16, 1726; having been known for more than a century as the "North End" of Plymouth.
Kingston, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1297 words)
To the West, Kingston borders Plympton, Massachusetts, and to the South, Kingston borders Carver, Massachusetts and Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Kingston's town government is a town meeting format where all registered voters may gather to pass town ordinances and approve the town budget.
Kingston is a member of the Silver Lake Regional School District along with Plympton, Massachusetts and Halifax, Massachusetts.
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