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Kingston, Missouri

City: Kingston

County: Caldwell

State: Missouri

Lat/Long: 39.6333, -94.0333

In 1843, lawyer Charles J. Hughes, commissioner and future Missouri governor, commenced selling lots in the newly laid out town of Kingston, Missouri. Located in Northwest Missouri, the town was named in honor of Austin A. King, a circuit judge from Richmond, Missouri. At this time, the Caldwell County seat moved to Kingston. In 1844, county records transferred to the new courthouse in Kingston, a newly constructed log building.

Carrie Polk Johnston and W. H. S. McGlumphy, History of Clinton and Caldwell Counties Missouri (Topeka, KS: Historical, 1923), 258-59; Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 612.