Town of Kingston
The Town of Kingston, a coastal community in Southeastern Massachusetts located about 35 miles from Boston, 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, many of whom 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, much of the town's commerce centers around retail business including the Independence Mall with its 100 stores located off Route 3. The town's early history as a part of the Plymouth Colony settled by the Pilgrims has spawned an active historical society that 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, while summer programs for children are provided by the town's Recreation Commission. (Seal and narrative supplied by community)
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