Kingstree, SC (KTR)
Founded in the early 18th century, Kingstree boasts a large downtown historic district and is known for its many beautiful live oak trees.
101 East Main St.
Kingstree, SC 29556
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 12,135
- Facility Ownership: Town of Kingstree
- Parking Lot Ownership: Town of Kingstree
- Platform Ownership: Town of Kingstree
- Track Ownership: CSXT
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
The current Amtrak stop in Kingstree, a white stuccoed brick building, was built around 1909 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It has been renovated several times and currently houses the Williamsburg Hometown Chamber Offices as well as the Amtrak waiting room; it also has a facility previously occupied by a restaurant.
Kingstree, the seat of Williamsburg County in the South Carolina low country, was originally part of the “Township Plan” that colonial governor Robert Johnson set up in 1730. The township, set out on the banks of the Black River, was named in honor of the English Protestant King, William of Orange. The township succeeded largely because of the raising and processing of indigo, which brought prosperity to the area, along with hemp, flax. During the American Revolutionary war, several battles were fought in this area along with the Francis Marion’s—the “Swamp Fox”—harassment of the British forces.
Williamsburg, the first settlement in the town’s area, later became known as King’s Tree because the King reserved all white pines for his own use in ship-building. In 1886, King’s Tree officially became Kingstree, the seat of Williamsburg County. The downtown has a large historic district, which was designated as such in 1982 in the National Register of Historic Places. The area is also known for its many old, beautiful live oak trees, despite being named for a white pine.
The Kingstree community is still largely agricultural, and is home to one of the largest cotton mills and tobacco markets in the state.
Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility, which is served by four daily trains.
Station Building (with waiting room)
- 5 Short Term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only not overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Ticket Office
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Baggage Storage
Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags equivalent to 'left luggage' in Europe. A storage fee may apply.
- Bike Boxes
- Checked Baggage
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Help With Luggage
- High Platform
A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train with the exception of Superliners.
Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage
- Long-term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Parking Attendant
- Pay Phones
- Shipping Boxes
- Ski Bags
- Wheelchair Lift
Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.