Prior to the Town's incorporation in 1726, Kingston was known as the North Precinct of Plymouth. The Town's early history, as a part of the Plymouth Colony settled by the Pilgrims, initiated an active historical community.
Today, Kingston is principally a residential community with a small number of professional fishermen and cranberry growers. A large proportion of the residents are commuters with many using the MBTA Old Colony Train for easy access to Boston and points north.
Residents enjoy Gray's Beach, the AhDeNah Landing on the Jones River, fishing and shell fishing, as well as hiking on numerous open space properties. Great schools, an active senior center, recreation center and public library round out the community.