Located on the Massachusetts shore a few miles north of Salem, Kingsport is just a little more than three miles southeast of downtown Arkham.
The city is nestled in a bowl-shaped depression that encircles Kingsport Harbor. To the north rises a series of rocky cliffs that culminate in the dizzying heights of Kingsport Head. To the west and south are a number of hills. The largest, called Central Hill, is the sight of Kingsport’s old burying ground. Just over a mile out to sea lies the Jersey Reef, named after the Channel Island from which many Kingsporters trace their ancestry. This dangerous reef protects Kingsport’s shores from the devastating Atlantic waves.
The streets of Kingsport are narrow and winding, twisting steeply through the hills to form a labyrinth of pathways often difficult to navigate. Houses are stacked at all levels and angles, bristling on the hillsides and filling the hallows. Numerous buildings and houses are incredibly old, particularly in the vicinity of Central Hill and along the north shore of the harbor. Many date back to the mid-seventeenth century.