The Town of Kingston is a coastal community in Southeastern Massachusetts located about 35 miles from Boston. It was established in 1726 and has an open town meeting form of government. It is principally a residential community with a small number of professional fishermen and cranberry growers. A large proportion of the residents are commuters. As such many are looking forward to the restoration of the Old Colony rail service to Boston.

Early industries in the town were iron casting, forging, ship building and woolen mills. Today it is primarily retail business including the Independence Mall with its 100 stores located off Route 3. Downtown Kingston, MAThe town's early history as a part of the Plymouth Colony settled by the Pilgrims has spawned an active historical society. The society maintains the Major John Bradford House for public viewing and for summer brunches on its lawn. Public lands owned by the town on Kingston Bay and on Great Pond afford recreational opportunities. Summer programs for children are provided by the town's Recreation Commission.

It is located in southeastern Massachusetts,bordered by Plympton on the west, Carver on the southwest, Plymouth on the southeast, Pembroke and Duxbury on the northwest and north, and Plymouth Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Kingston is 4 miles north of Plymouth, 20 miles southeast of Brockton, and 33 miles southeast of Boston.

Narrative compiled by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

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