Introduction to Kingston, Pennsylvania
Kingston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 15 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 97 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area and has a population of 13,855.
The area was settled in 1769 and was incorporated as a borough in 1858. The Forty Fort, which is near Kingston, was significant in the Revolution and Yankee-Pennamite War. The Wyoming Massacre occurred here in 1778. Kingston is located in Luzerne County which was founded in 1786 from a portion of the Northumberland County.
Kingston and Nearby Attractions
- Frances Slocum State Park
- Everhart Museum
- Scranton Iron Furnaces
- French Azilum Historic Site
- Stroud Mansion
- Knoebels Amusement Park
Things To Do In Kingston
Some of the parks near Kingston are Frances Slocum State Park, Hickory Run State Park, and Ricketts Glen State Park. Activities like camping, boating, swimming, and fishing may be enjoyed at these parks. Museums like Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Everhart Museum may also be visited. There are several places of historical significance located nearby such as Stroud Mansion, John O'Hara House, and Eckley Miners' Village.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International is the nearest major airport.
Kingston Higher Education
Colleges near Kingston include Misericordia University, Luzerne County Community College, Wilkes University, and King's College.