Kingstree station

Kingstree, SC
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Kingstree SC Amtrak Station; Newer Sign.JPG
Kingstree Amtrak Station under restoration; April 2011.
Location101 East Main Street South Carolina 261.svg
Kingstree, SC 29556
Coordinates33°39′49″N 79°49′45″W / 33.6637°N 79.8291°W / 33.6637; -79.8291Coordinates:33°39′49″N 79°49′45″W / 33.6637°N 79.8291°W / 33.6637; -79.8291
Line(s)Charleston Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Other information
Station codeKTR
201314,669[1]Decrease 1%
Preceding stationBSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg AmtrakFollowing station
toward Savannah
toward New York
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
Former services
Preceding stationAtlantic Coast Line RailroadFollowing station
toward Tampa
Main LineLake City
toward Richmond
Kingstree Amtrak Station
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Kingstree station is located in South Carolina
Kingstree station
Kingstree station is located in the United States
Kingstree station
Part ofKingstree Historic District (ID82003906[2])
MPSKingstree MRA
Added to NRHPJune 28, 1982

Kingstree is a train station in Kingstree, South Carolina, operated by Amtrak, the United States' railroad passenger system. It was originally built by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1909. The station survived the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967, only to terminate passenger service in 1971. Amtrak service to Kingstree began on June 15, 1976, with the introduction of the Palmetto.[3] The station is currently part of the Kingstree Historic District.

The two tracks at Kingstree Station cross the intersection of East Main Street (SC 261) and Hampton Avenue. Four streets named "Railroad Avenue" run along the tracks near the station. South Railroad Avenue on the west side of the tracks is on the corner of the station house itself, while South Railroad Avenue on the east side of the tracks is a dead end street running south of Ashton Avenue. On the north side of East Main Street, North Railroad Avenue on the west side of the tracks begins at Hampton Avenue just north of its southern terminus with East Main Street, while North Railroad Avenue on the east side begins at East Main Street itself.


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of South Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Southern Amtrak passenger train scheduled". News-Tribune. April 11, 1976. Retrieved 2011-07-04.

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Media files used on this page

BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg
Amtrak logo, no lettering
Usa edcp location map.svg
Author/Creator: Uwe Dedering, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
Location map of the USA (without Hawaii and Alaska).

Central parallel:

* N: 37.0° N

Central meridian:

* E: 96.0° W

Standard parallels:

* 1: 32.0° N
* 2: 42.0° N

Made with Natural Earth. Free vector and raster map data @

Formulas for x and y:

x = 50.0 + 124.03149777329222 * ((1.9694462586094064-({{{2}}}* pi / 180))
      * sin(0.6010514667026994 * ({{{3}}} + 96) * pi / 180))
y = 50.0 + 1.6155950752393982 * 124.03149777329222 * 0.02613325650382181
      - 1.6155950752393982  * 124.03149777329222 *
     (1.3236744353715044  - (1.9694462586094064-({{{2}}}* pi / 180)) 
      * cos(0.6010514667026994 * ({{{3}}} + 96) * pi / 180))
Train station.svg
A train station logo.
South Carolina 261.svg
A new version of the shield for a South Carolina State Highway
Kingstree SC Amtrak Station; Newer Sign.JPG
Author/Creator: DanTD, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
Kingstree (Amtrak station) with the newer sign along the tracks in front of the station in Kingstree, South Carolina. More images to come. The station is in the process of being rebuilt as of the uploading of this file, compared to Yemassee (Amtrak station), which is being torn down and replaced.
USA South Carolina location map.svg
Author/Creator: Alexrk, Licence: CC BY 3.0
This map was created with GeoTools.