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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Kingston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kingston and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Kingston and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Kingston. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Kingston.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Meeker County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Meeker County sighting report from eBird.

Since Kingston is near Wright County and also Stearns County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wright County

Sighting report for Stearns County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Kingston.

How Far From Kingston to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city 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 and extending to:

  • Litchfield [Map], which is the Seat of Meeker County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kingston to Litchfield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,245 miles [10,050.4 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 7,001 miles [11,267 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,915 miles [7,909.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Kingston ...

We have found 68 communities that share the name Kingston.

While the name Kingston is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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 two sections:

Communities outside of Minnesota

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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IllinoisMissouriNova ScotiaUtah
 
IndianaMontanaOhioVirginia
 
IowaNebraskaOklahomaWashington
 
KansasNevadaOntarioWest Virginia
 
KentuckyNew BrunswickOregonWisconsin

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.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Kingston, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Kingston, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Kingston, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the South.

Yell County

Our profile page for Kingston, Yell County   [Map]

Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the South.

California

Kings County

Our profile page for Kingston, Kings County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Kingston, Bartow County   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Kingston, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Kingston, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Kingston, Shoshone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Kingston, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the South Southeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Kingston, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Kingston, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Southeast.

Iowa

Decatur County

Our profile page for Kingston, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the South.

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Kingston, Des Moines County   [Map]

Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the South Southeast.

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.

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kingston, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Kingston, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Kingston, De Soto Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the South.

Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Kingston, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Somerset County

Our profile page for Kingston, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Kingston, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the East.

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Kingston, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km] to the East.

Michigan

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Kingston, Tuscola County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Kingston, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the South.

Missouri

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Kingston, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the South.

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.

Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Kingston, Fergus County   [Map]

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West Northwest.

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.

Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Kingston, Churchill County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the West.

Lander County

Our profile page for Kingston, Lander County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km] to the West.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]

Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the East.

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Kingston, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the East.

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Kingston, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East Southeast.

New Mexico

Sierra County

Our profile page for Kingston, Sierra County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the Southwest.

New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Kingston, Ulster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]

Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]

Distance: About 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East.

Ohio

Ross County

Our profile page for Kingston, Ross County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Kingston, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the South.

Ontario

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]

Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the East.

Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Kingston, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the West.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Kingston, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Kingston, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Kingston   [Map]

Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Kingston, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Kingston, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Kingston, Hunt County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the South.

Utah

Piute County

Our profile page for Kingston, Piute County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Kingston, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Kingston, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Kingston, Kitsap County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Kingston, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Green Lake County

Our profile page for Kingston, Green Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Communities Located Internationally

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


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,444 miles [15,198.6 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,424 miles [15,166.5 km] to the West

- Queensland   [Map]

Distance: About 8,608 miles [13,853.2 km] to the West

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,709 miles [5,969.1 km] to the Northeast

England

- South Cambridgeshire   [Map]

Distance: About 4,012 miles [6,456.7 km] to the Northeast

- Caterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 4,091 miles [6,583.8 km] to the Northeast

- Purbeck   [Map]

Distance: About 4,000 miles [6,437.4 km] to the Northeast

- Isle of Wight   [Map]

Distance: About 4,026 miles [6,479.2 km] to the Northeast

- Devon   [Map]

Distance: About 3,943 miles [6,345.6 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the South Southeast

Norfolk Island   [Map]

Distance: About 7,961 miles [12,812 km] to the West Southwest

New Zealand

- Otago   [Map]

Distance: About 8,588 miles [13,821 km] to the West Southwest

- Wellington   [Map]

Distance: About 8,181 miles [13,166 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kingston ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Casey   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Kingston   [Map]

Darwin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Eden Valley   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Fairhaven   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forest City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

French Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Highland   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Howard Lake   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Jennie   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Knapp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Lake   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Marty   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Rice Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Kingston. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Leroy Glazier

Musician. He was born on Tueday April 14, 1942 and died in Saint Cloud (Minnesota) on Thursday July 24, 2008 at an age of 66. He was buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Benton County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Cloud [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Kingston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Glazier<9>

Les Kouba

Artist. He was born in Hutchinson (Minnesota) on Saturday February 3, 1917 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday September 13, 1998 at an age of 81. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hutchinson [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Kingston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Kouba

June Marlowe     (Born as Gisela Valeria Goetten)

Actress. She was born in Saint Cloud (Minnesota) on Friday November 6, 1903 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday March 10, 1984 at an age of 80. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Saint Cloud [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Kingston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Marlowe

Gig Young     (Born as Byron Elsworth Barr)

Actor. He was born in Saint Cloud (Minnesota) on Tueday November 4, 1913 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday October 19, 1978 at an age of 64. He was buried at Green Hill Cemetery (Haywood County, North Carolina) [Map].

Saint Cloud [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Kingston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gig Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Meeker County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Meeker County: www.co.meeker.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kingston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kingston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1961, Longitude: -94.3117     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 319.04 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.036 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.158 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Kingston could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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