Kingston Then and Now

Kingston Then and Now is designed to be a self-guided tour to the more than 20 significant historic sites in and near Kingston, GA.


Kingston's Heritage 6

Kingston 14

Kingston ‘Before’ The Yankees Came 22

Kingston Women's History Museum 27

The Kingston Saltpeter Cave 29

The Great Locomotive Chase 37

A Rome Engine Chases The "General 41

The Wayside Homes and Hospitals 63

Kingston Methodist Church 65

Grand Gables Mansion circa 1845 69

Hardee's Corps at Kingston 74

Sherman’s Headquarters 76

Station Master’s House 80

Historic Price House 89

Spring Bank 90

In and Out of the Lines 100

The Last Meeting of Lee and Jackson 111

McPherson’s Troops March to Barnsley’s 113

Woolley’s Plantation 115

Stilesboro 117

Surrender of the Confederate Troops 122

Confederate Memorial Day 135

Melvinia Shields McGruder 139

Michelle Obama Has Ties to Kingston 148

Bibliography 152

The CD-ROM version includes a copy of the book in PDF format plus a number of there books, maps, and articles to aid in your research of Kingston.

  • In and Out of the Lines by Frances Howard

  • Country Life in Georgia in the Days of My Youth by Rebecca Latimer Felton

  • Memoirs of Gen. W. T. Sherman