The Town of Kingston
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 35° 15.569 W 077° 34.853
18S E 265209 N 3904873
Quick Description: A marker commemorating the establishment of Kinston, formerly called Kingston, in 1762. This tablet is located on the grounds of the Lenoir County Courthouse and was placed in 1929.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2006 12:44:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMGND
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 57

Long Description:

The tablet is mounted on a stone and sits on the front lawn of the Lenior County Courthouse. It was installed in 1929. The tablet reads:

TO COMMEMORATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
THE TOWN OF KINGSTON IN 1762
AND TO HONOR ITS FIRST TRUSTEES
FRANCIS McLEWEAN - RICHARD CASWELL
SIMON BRIGHT, JR. - JOHN SHINE
DAVID GORDON
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THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY THE
LENOIR COUNTY COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
SOCIETY OF COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
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THE NAME KINGSTON, GIVEN IN HONOR
OF THE REIGNING KING, GEORGE THIRD, WAS
CHANGED TO KINSTON IN 1784 IN KEEPING
WITH THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.
1929

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Marker Name: The Town of Kingston

Marker Type: City

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