West Kingston, Rhode Island

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Old Washington County Courthouse in the village of West Kingston

West Kingston is an unincorporated village in the town of South Kingstown in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. West Kingston is the site of the Kingston Railroad Station Amtrak station. Before Rhode Island abolished county government, West Kingston was the county seat of Washington County, Rhode Island for many years, although it itself is a village and therefore hosts no local government.[citation needed]

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Although unincorporated, West Kingston has a post office and recognized mailing address location. It shares zip code 02892 with much of western South Kingstown, a large portion of Richmond, Rhode Island to the west, and small parts of Exeter, Rhode Island to the north. However, West Kingston is not a part of the latter two towns. A Richmond or Exeter resident who identifies with "West Kingston" is erroneously stating their hometown.[1]

The William C. O'Neill Bike Path starts in the village of West Kingston at the train station, and runs through most of South Kingstown, ending in the village of Wakefield.[2]

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