A Walking Tour of Kingston, Rhode Island
a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com
by Doug Gelbert
published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 by Doug Gelbert
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For most of its time after settlement in the early 1700s Kingston was known as Little Rest. No one really knows why. An early theory maintained that troops rested here while fighting in King’s Philip’s War in 1675. In Colonial times as many as five taverns operated here so there was ample opportunity for a little rest in the village for travelers.