Kingston, New Brunswick

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Kingston
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Kingston is located in New Brunswick
Kingston
Kingston
Location of Kingston in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°30′09″N 65°58′31″W / 45.50250°N 65.97528°W / 45.50250; -65.97528Coordinates: 45°30′09″N 65°58′31″W / 45.50250°N 65.97528°W / 45.50250; -65.97528
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kings
Settled 1783
Government
 • MP Bev Harrison
 • Provincial Representative Rob Moore
Area
 • Land 200.63 km2 (77.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,952
 • Density 14.7/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)

Kingston is a Canadian community in Kings County, New Brunswick.

History[edit]

Located on the Kingston Peninsula, the village was settled in 1783 by Loyalists at the conclusion of the American Revolution.

The Kings County Gaol was once located in the community but it was moved to nearby Hampton one stone at a time.[1] The famous horse thief Henry More Smith once escaped from the jail.

Present day[edit]

The village centre is located at the intersection of New Brunswick Routes 845 and 850. The square features a school, church, and a general store built in 1788. The school also houses a museum. There is also a popular farmers market in Kingston which draws buyers from such areas as Quispamsis and Rothesay, New Brunswick.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ New Brunswick.net