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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Kingston.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Kingston to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Kingston to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Kingston to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Kingston to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,134 miles [8,262.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kingston ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Kingston.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Kingston. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 53 communities in the United States and Canada - with 50 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Kingston, we know of 13 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Autauga County

Our profile page for Kingston, Autauga County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Autauga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Kingston, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 33 miles [53.1 km] to the East Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMinnesotaNew YorkTennessee
 IllinoisMississippiNewfoundland and LabradorTexas
 IndianaMissouriNova ScotiaUtah
 IowaMontanaOhioVirginia
 KansasNebraskaOklahomaWashington
 KentuckyNevadaOntarioWest Virginia
 LouisianaNew BrunswickOregonWisconsin

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Kingston, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West Northwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Kingston, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Kings County

Our profile page for Kingston, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,864 miles [2,999.8 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Kingston, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the East Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Kingston, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Kingston, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Kingston, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Kingston, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North Northwest

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Kingston, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North

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Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Kingston, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Decatur County

Our profile page for Kingston, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northwest

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Kingston, Des Moines County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Kingston, Labette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Labette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Kingston, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kingston, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Kingston, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Kingston, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West

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Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Kingston, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Kingston, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Kingston, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Northeast

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Kingston, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Kingston, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Meeker County

Our profile page for Kingston, Meeker County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Kingston, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Kingston, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Kingston, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Kingston, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Kingston, Custer County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Custer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Kingston, Churchill County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km] to the West Northwest

Lander County

Our profile page for Kingston, Lander County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Kingston, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Kingston, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Sierra County

Our profile page for Kingston, Sierra County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the West

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Kingston, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ross County

Our profile page for Kingston, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Kingston, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Kingston, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Kingston, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Kingston, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,512 miles [2,433.3 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Kingston, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Kingston, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Kingston, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the West

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Utah

Piute County

Our profile page for Kingston, Piute County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Kingston, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Kingston, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Kingston, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kingston, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Green Lake County

Our profile page for Kingston, Green Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,477 miles [15,251.8 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,597 miles [15,444.9 km] to the West Southwest

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 8,895 miles [14,315.1 km] to the West

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,069 miles [6,548.4 km] to the Northeast

England

- South Cambridgeshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,298 miles [6,917 km] to the Northeast

- Caterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 4,369 miles [7,031.2 km] to the Northeast

- Purbeck   [Map]

Distance: About 4,252 miles [6,842.9 km] to the Northeast

- Isle of Wight   [Map]

Distance: About 4,282 miles [6,891.2 km] to the Northeast

- Devon   [Map]

Distance: About 4,182 miles [6,730.3 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the South Southeast

Norfolk Island   [Map]

Distance: About 8,106 miles [13,045.3 km] to the West Southwest

New Zealand

- Otago   [Map]

Distance: About 8,470 miles [13,631.1 km] to the Southwest

- Wellington   [Map]

Distance: About 8,092 miles [13,022.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kingston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Kingston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kingston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5382, Longitude: -86.7692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Kingston to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.658 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.269 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.279 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Kingston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kingston.



 
 
 

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