History of Kingston, R.I.
by Christian McBurney
Pettaquamscutt Historical Society
(c) 2004 Christian M. McBurney
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From the Back Cover --
Kingston, a village in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, has a history in the 18th and 19th centuries as rich as any village in New England. The key is that it served for 100 years as one of the five rotating state capitals; for almost 150 years as the seat for the county courts in Washington County; and for 125 years as the town seat for South Kingstown (then including Narragansett).
About the Author --
Christian M. McBurney was raised in Kingston, Rhode Island in the Potter Homestead. He graduated from South Kingstown High School in 1977 and Brown University in 1981. In high school he wrote Kingston: A Forgotten History (1975) and at Brown he wrote an undergraduate history thesis paper on colonial South Kingstown planter society. After graduating from New York University School of Law in 1985, he embarked on a career as an attorney. Currently, he is a partner with the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. He lives with his wife, Margaret, and three children, Ryan, Kyle and Victoria, in Kensington, Maryland.
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