Kingston, Illinois

About Kingston, IL

Kingston is a village in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,164 at the 2010 census, up from 980 at the 2000 census.

Settled in 1835 by the Pottowatomie Indians, Kingston was one of the first townships in DeKalb County. The post office was established in 1837 with Levi Lee as postmaster. With the post office started and the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad the settlement of Kingston grew. It became a prosperous village after 1876 when the Stuart brothers, James and Lyman, platted the town. Both men built houses in 1876, both out of brick and both are still standing today. James built the house at 501 S. Main Street and Lyman built the house at 300 S. Main Street. Kingston officially became a Village in 1886.

With Kingston being a major "hub" for two railroads business flourished throughout the area. By the 1900s Kingston had many… Excerpted from Wikipedia

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