Lenoir County Monuments, Markers and Plaques

 Kinston boulder and plaque  

The Lenoir County Committee placed this historic monument in front of the Lenoir County Court House in 1929.  It commemorates the establishment of the Town of Kingston in 1762.  The name Kingston, given in honor of the reigning King George III, was changed to Kinston in 1784 in keeping with the spirit of American Independence.

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