Kingsport was founded in 1639 by colonists from southern England and the Channel Islands. It soon became a seaport and center for shipbuilding. Influenced by the Salem witch trials, the town hanged four alleged witches in 1692.
During the Revolutionary War, the port was briefly blockaded by the British when the town’s merchants turned to privateering against the British fleet. In the 19th century, sea trade dwindled and the town turned to fishing as the main industry. Kingsport’s economy continued to dwindle into the 20th century and today relies primarily on tourism for income.
Kingsport is a coastal town located a morning’s stroll from Arkham. Draped in mists and fog, it is home to artists and fishermen, sailors and dreamers. It’s soothing atmosphere and beautiful setting beckons to vacationers. Its perch on the brink of the dream-world inspires artists.