Kingston, Washington

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Not to be confused with Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston (formerly Apple Tree Cove) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,611 at the 2000 census. Kingston is along the shores of Apple Tree Cove and the Puget Sound, and is home to a major Washington State Ferries terminal linking it to Edmonds. Kingston's schools include Kingston Co-op Preschool, Gordon Elementary, Kingston Middle School, Spectrum Community School, Wolfle Elementary and the new Kingston High School which opened in September 2007.

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Geography

Kingston is located at 47°47′56″N 122°29′57″W / 47.79889°N 122.49917°W / 47.79889; -122.49917 (47.798764, -122.499071).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.3 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (32.10%) is water.

History

Founded in 1853 by Benjamin Bannister the community was originally known as Apple Tree Cove, By 1880 it was a lumber town until the mill closed down in the early 20th century. But the local lumber yard is still in business today, owned by Tom Wagoner. Known as the "Little city by the sea", Kingston is the northern gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Now it is the social and economic center of the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula.

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