Kingston, Pennsylvania

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Kingston is a municipality located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, on the Susquehanna River opposite Wilkes Barre. Kingston was incorporated as a borough in 1857. Kingston has adopted a home rule charter which became effective in January 1976. It is part of the greater metropolitan area of the city of Wilkes-Barre. In 1900: 3,846 people lived here; in 1910: 6,449; and in 1940: 20,679 people lived here. The population was 13,855 at the 2000 census.



Forty Fort, prominent in the Pennamite-Yankee War and in the Revolution stood near Kingston. In 1778, the famous Battle of Wyoming was fought near this fort, with British forces, Tories and Indians opposed to Kingston's settlers.



Kingston is located at 41°15′59″N 75°53′22″W / 41.26639°N 75.88944°W / 41.26639; -75.88944 (41.266481, -75.889478)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.71%) is water. It is separated from Wilkes-Barre by the Susquehanna River and the boundary of the latter's Kirby Park. Its numbered routes are U.S. Route 11 and Highway 309, which follows the Cross Valley Expressway from the Back Mountain area to Interstate 81 and Route 115 east of the city. Market Street and Pierce Street connect Kingston with center city via bridges.

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