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Kingston, Maryland

Kingston is an unincorporated community in Somerset County, Maryland, United States.[1] A small community at the head of navigation of the Big Annemessex River, it is located on Maryland Route 413 at the intersection of Kingston Lane. A very rural community far from any urban development, it is quite small in population, the land dominated by agricultural fields and tree farms.

The zip code is 21871, shared with Westover to the north. Its three-digit exchange is 623, the same as in Marion, and the area code is 410.

Historic places

Kingston, Maryland is home to a couple of properties placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Kingston Hall is a historic house dating from the 19th century. It is accessible from Old Westover-Marion Road, physically located close to MD 413 and the Big Annemessex River. The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • Saint Mark's Episcopal Church is located in the community as well, at the intersection of Old Westover-Marion Road and Charles Barnes Road. It was listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1990.


Kingston is located close to several other communities. Westover is to the north, Marion and Crisfield to the south, and Rehobeth and Pocomoke City to the east.

Main roads

  • Old Westover-Marion Road is the original alignment of MD 413. As such, it is the main location of the homes and businesses in the area. It also provides a link back to Maryland Route 667.
  • Kingston Lane runs between Old Westover-Marion Road and River Road, intersecting MD 413 in the process. It is the location of the Six L's Packing Company and a lumber yard. The road between MD 413 and Old Westover-Marion was once Maryland Route 356. Kingston Lane continues south as Charles Cannon Road, which ends in Marion Station.

Navigable rivers

The head of navigation for the Big Annemessex River is located in the community. The river is only navigable west of River Road.

Public transportation

The commuter bus service of the lower Eastern Shore, Shore Transit, serves the community on its Route 701 and Route 703, the latter of which is a Sunday-only variant of Route 701. Both routes commute between Crisfield, Princess Anne, and Salisbury. They operate on MD 413 and there are no fixed bus stops.


Coordinates: 38°4′28″N 75°43′55″W / 38.07444°N 75.73194°W / 38.07444; -75.73194

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