Place:East Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

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NameEast Kingston
TypeTown
Coordinates42.917°N 71.017°W
Located inRockingham, New Hampshire, United States
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East Kingston is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,357 at the 2010 census.

History

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East Kingston was once a part of Kingston called Kingston East Parish, but was granted a separate charter in 1738 by Governor Jonathan Belcher. Several residents of East Kingston had petitioned Governor Belcher that its location was too distant from the Kingston school and place of worship.

The town grew up around the saw and grist mill at the Trickling Falls on the edge of Powwow Pond. Farms prospered on the good soil, and ice-cutting in the river was a thriving winter business before the age of refrigeration. The New England Brick Company was once a principal industry.

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