Sat . 20 Aug 2020
TR | RU | UK | KK | BE |

Kingston, New Hampshire

kingston new hampshire custom cutting boards, kingston new hampshire real estate for sale
Kingston is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States The population at the 2010 census was 6,0251


  • 1 History
    • 11 Historic district
    • 12 West Kingston
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Points of interest
  • 4 Kingston Days celebration
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Demographics
  • 7 Notable people
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links


Kingston was the fifth town to be established in New Hampshire Originally, it was a part of Hampton, New Hampshire After King Philip's War, the establishment of new settlements was made possible by peace treaties with the local Indian tribes and, in 1692, by geographical and jurisdictional agreements between the provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire Consequently, certain residents of Hampton, New Hampshire petitioned for a grant of a separate township to be created from the western part of Hampton And so, in 1694, King William of England granted a royal charter establishing the town of "Kingstown", so named in honor of the King Use of the title rather than the King's name was common at the time The original charter still exists to this day

Historic districtedit

The Kingston historic district encompasses the town center of Kingston Historic buildings and sites within the district include the Kingston town hall; the Josiah Bartlett House, home of the second signer of the US Declaration of Independence; the First Universalist Church; the Sanborn Seminary; the Nichols Memorial Research Library; the Kingston Historical Museum housed in the town's first fire house; The 1686 House restaurant; the Masonic building; the Cemetery at the Plains where Josiah Bartlett is buried; the Church on the Plains, and the Grace Daley House and barn, home to the town's first church owned parsonage 1835

West Kingstonedit

West Kingston is located along the road to Danville, in the western section of town, southwest of Great Pond Evidence of the early inhabitants was manifested by the construction of a log garrison house on the present Great Pond Road This well-built house consisted of two large rooms downstairs and a huge open chamber on the second floor In later years a small ell was attached to the north side The historic house was demolished at the beginning of the 20th century The stone step at the main entrance and what must have been the "cellar hole" of this dwelling are still visible

In the midst of an agrarian society, the charcoal manufacturing industry took root and became a major business in West Kingston Charcoal was carried by horse-drawn wagons to the Massachusetts cities of Haverhill, Lawrence, North Andover, Newburyport, Lowell, and Amesbury, as well as to Exeter, New Hampshire Some was sold by street peddlers to be used in homes for the purpose of kindling fires A great deal was also used by the large machine shops and by the silversmiths

Many individuals manufactured shoes in their small, one-room shoe shops Such a shop stood until recently near the Thomas Page residence Some people sewed shoes in their own homes Unlike the large-scale factories of today, concerned with mass production, these enterprises constructed the whole shoe, hand-sewing it with an artisan's touch

A cooper shop on the Wadleigh Farm produced barrels made entirely of wood: the staves were made of pine and hardwoods, and were bound with hoops of birch Skilled workers made hooks to hold hoops together When a sufficient number of barrels was collected, the men hauled them to Newburyport to be sold - probably to be used by fishermen in packing fish


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 209 square miles 54 km2, of which 196 sq mi 51 km2 is land and 13 sq mi 34 km2 is water, comprising 603% of the town The highest point in Kingston is the summit of Rock Rimmon Hill, at 350 feet 110 m above sea level, on the town's border with Danville to the west The majority of the town is drained by the Powwow River, a tributary of the Merrimack The northern portion of town is drained by the Little River, part of the Exeter River/Piscataqua River watershed2

Points of interestedit

  • Rockrimmon Hill
  • Kingston State Park
  • Cemetery on the Plains where Josiah Bartlett is buried along with some Civil War heroes
  • Kingston Historical Museum Open to the public during Kingston Days, other special events, and by appointment
  • Nichols Memorial Research Library Open Wednesdays, 9:00 - 1:00 pm and by appointment
  • Grace Daley House and barn at risk of being demolished

Kingston Days celebrationedit

The Kingston Days celebration occurs on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August It is to celebrate the town's incorporation date of August 6, 1694 The celebration offers live music and activities, family fun and a large flea market, car show, and motorcycle show It also includes various events such as a karate show and a police dog demonstration During this event the Kingston Historical Museum complex is open to the public, in conjunction with the Nichols Memorial Research Library


Kingston is part of the Sanborn Regional School District SAU 17, providing public education to students who live in Kingston, Fremont, and Newton

Schools in Kingston are:

  • Sanborn Regional High School grades 9-12
  • Middle school students grades 6-8 attend Sanborn Regional Middle School in Newton
  • DJ Bakie Elementary School grades P, K, 1-5
  • Seacoast Charter School grades 1-8

Pre-schools include:

  • Kingston Children's Center grades P, K
  • Story Book Station grades P, K, 1


Historical population
1790 906
1800 785 −134%
1810 746 −50%
1820 847 135%
1830 929 97%
1840 1,032 111%
1850 1,192 155%
1860 1,216 20%
1870 1,054 −133%
1880 1,080 25%
1890 1,120 37%
1900 1,132 11%
1910 1,015 −103%
1920 859 −154%
1930 1,017 184%
1940 1,002 −15%
1950 1,283 280%
1960 1,672 303%
1970 2,882 724%
1980 4,111 426%
1990 5,591 360%
2000 5,862 48%
2010 6,025 28%
Est 2015 6,119 16%
US Decennial Census4

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 5862 people, 2,122 households, and 1,633 families residing in the town The population density was 2987 people per square mile 1154/km² There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 1154 per square mile 446/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9797% White, 022% African American, 012% Native American, 041% Asian, 005% Pacific Islander, 044% from other races, and 078% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 082% of the population

There were 2,122 households out of which 364% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 662% were married couples living together, 76% had a female householder with no husband present, and 230% were non-families 174% of all households were made up of individuals and 65% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 276 and the average family size was 313

In the town, the population was spread out with 257% under the age of 18, 65% from 18 to 24, 326% from 25 to 44, 264% from 45 to 64, and 88% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 970 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 974 males

The median income for a household in the town was $61,522, and the median income for a family was $66,509 Males had a median income of $42,256 versus $31,210 for females The per capita income for the town was $28,795 About 18% of families and 25% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17% of those under age 18 and 35% of those age 65 or over

Notable peopleedit

  • Dr Josiah Bartlett, second signer of the Declaration of Independence; first President of New Hampshire; founder of the New Hampshire Medical Society
  • Betty Hill, alleged UFO abducteecitation needed
  • Henry F C Nichols, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly

See alsoedit

  • Lone Tree Scout Reservation


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Archived from the original on June 2, 2016 Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Town of Kingston official website
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
‹ The template below Geographic location is being considered for deletion See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus ›

kingston new hampshire custom cutting boards, kingston new hampshire genealogy, kingston new hampshire motorcycle accident, kingston new hampshire obituaries, kingston new hampshire real estate for sale, kingston new hampshire rv sales, kingston new hampshire state park, kingston new hampshire town hall hours, kingston new hampshire victorian home, kingston new hampshire zip code

Kingston, New Hampshire Information about

Kingston, New Hampshire

  • user icon

    Kingston, New Hampshire beatiful post thanks!


Kingston, New Hampshire
Kingston, New Hampshire
Kingston, New Hampshire viewing the topic.
Kingston, New Hampshire what, Kingston, New Hampshire who, Kingston, New Hampshire explanation

There are excerpts from wikipedia on this article and video

Random Posts

Body politic

Body politic

The body politic is a metaphor that regards a nation as a corporate entity,2 likened to a human body...


Kakamega is a town in western Kenya lying about 30 km north of the Equator It is the headquarte...
Academic year

Academic year

An academic year is a period of time which schools, colleges and universities use to measure a quant...
Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia Italian pronunciation: luˈkrɛttsja ˈbɔrdʒa; Valencian: Lucrècia Borja luˈkrɛsia...