Place:Kent, Delaware, United States

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NameKent
Alt names kill Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10002669
Dover Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Duck Creek Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
East Dover Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Hoerenkill Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10002669
Hoornkill Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10002669
Horrekill Districtsource: Family History Library Catalog
Kentsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Kenton Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Milford Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Mispillion Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Motherkill Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
North Murderkill Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
Saint Jones Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS10002669
South Murderkill Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
St. Jonessource: Family History Library Catalog
St. Jones Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
West Dover Hundredsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.083°N 75.55°W
Located inDelaware, United States     (1682 - )
Contained Places
Cemetery
Cemetery Near Powelton
Lakeside Cemetery
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery
Census-designated place
Kent Acres
Rising Sun-Lebanon
Riverview
Rodney Village
Woodside East
Inhabited place
Adamsville
Andrewsville
Anneville
Argos Choice
Barkers Landing
Bay View Heights
Beech Haven
Belmont Hall
Berrytown
Bethel
Bethesda
Bicentennial Village
Big Oak Corners
Big Pine
Big Stone Beach
Bishops Corner
Blackiston
Bowers
Breezewood
Brenford
Briar Park
Brookdale Heights
Brookfield
Browns Corner
Brownsville
Burwood Farms
Burwood
Bush Manor
Camden
Candlewicke
Canterbury
Capitol Park
Carlisle Village
Carriage Lane
Carter Development
Casson Corner
Cedarbrook Acres
Chapeltown
Chaplecroft
Chestnut Grove
Cheswold
Choptank Mills
Church Hill Village
Circle Haven
Clayton
Colmar Manor
Coopers Corner
Cowgills Corner
Davis Corner
Delshire
Derby Shores
Dinahs Corner
Donas Landing
Dover ( 1717 - )
Downs Chapel
Dupont Manor
Dupont
Dutch Neck Crossroads
East Lake Gardens
Eberton
Eden Roc
Edwardsville
Everetts Corner
Fairfield Farms
Fairview
Farmington
Felton Heights
Felton Manor
Felton Station
Felton
Fleming Corners
Florence
Fords Corner
Forest Landing
Forrest Grove Village
Fox Hall
Foxhall Courtside
Frederica
Garton Development
Generals Greene
George Meyers Development
Goldsboro
Granada
Green Acres
Green Briar
Greens Corner
Greens of Dover
Greenview
Greenville
Hammville
Harrington
Hartly
Hay Point Landing
Hazelwood
Hazlettville
Hedgerow Hollow
Hickman
Hickory Dale Acres
Hickory Ridge
Hideaway Acres
Highland Acres
Hilldale
Hillside Acres
Hoars Addition
Hollandsville
Holletts Corners
Hopkins Corners
Hourglass
Houston
Hughes Crossing
Hughes Crossroads
Huntley Circle
Huntley
Kenton
Kings Cliff
Kitts Hummock
Laffertys Corner
Lakewind III
Lakewind
Laurel Bend
Lawndale
Layton Corners
Lebanon
Leipsic
Lexington Mill
Little Creek
Little Heaven
Locustville
London Village
Lone Star
Long Point Landing
Lords Corner
Lower Moores Corner
Lynch Heights
Magnolia
Mahan
Marvels Crossroads
Mastens Corner
McKnatt Corners
Meadow Glen
Meadowbrook Acres
Melvin Crossroads
Melvins Crossroads
Melvins
Mifflin Meadows
Milford
Minners Corners
Moores Corner
Moores Lake Development
Nandains Landing
North Shores
Oak Grove
Oak Point Acres
Orchard Acres
Paden Corner
Palmer Park
Paris Villa
Pearson Grove
Pearsons Corner
Pennwood
Petersburg
Pickering Beach
Pleasanton Acres
Plymouth
Port Mahon
Postles Corner
Powelton
Reeves Crossing
Rising Sun
Rodric Village
Roesville
Royal Grant
Sabarto East
Sandtown
Schoolview
Schultie Crossroads
Scrap Tavern Crossroads
Seeneytown
Seven Hickories
Shady Lane
Shaws Corner
Shorts Corner
Shorts Landing
Six Forks
Slaughter
Smith Crossroads
Smyrna
South Bowers
Southwood Acres
Spring Hill
Spruance City
Star Hill Village
Star Hill
Taylors Gut Landing
The Blades
The Flying Dutchman
The Hamlet
Thompsonville
Tidbury Creek Park
Tidbury Manor
Turnkey
Twin Eagle Farms
Underwood Corner
Vernon
Village of Garrison Lake
Viola
Voshell Cove
Voshell Mill
Warren Landing
Warrington Manor
Webb Landing
Wedgewood
Whigville
Whispering Pines
White Hall
White House Landing
Whitehall Crossroads
Whitehall Landing
Whiteleysburg
Williamsville
Willow Grove
Windy Way
Winmill
Woodbury
Wooden Bridge
Woodland Beach
Woodland Court
Woods Manor East
Woods Manor
Woodshaven
Woodside
Woodstock Court
Wrights Crossroads
Wyoming
Zurkow Development
Military base
Dover Air Force Base
Unknown
Marydel
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Kent County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Delaware. It is coextensive with the Dover, Delaware, Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Delaware Valley Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, its population was 162,310, a 28.1% increase over the previous decade. The county seat is Dover, the state capital. It is named for Kent, an English county.

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History

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In about 1670 the English began to settle in the valley of the St. Jones River earlier known as Wolf Creek. On June 21, 1680, The Duke of York chartered St. Jones County, which was carved out of New Amstel/New Castle County and Hoarkill/Sussex County. St. Jones County was transferred to William Penn on August 24, 1682, and became part of Penn's newly chartered Delaware Colony.

Penn ordered a court town to be laid out, and the courthouse was built in 1697. The town of Dover, named after the town of Dover in England's Kent, was finally laid out in 1717, and became the capitol of Delaware in 1777. In 1787 Delaware was first to ratify the U.S. Constitution, and became "the First State." Kent County was a small grain farming region in the 18th Century.

More recently, in the 1960s, Dover was the scene of the manufacturing of the spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts in the Apollo moon flights by ILC Dover, now based in the small town of Frederica. The suits, dubbed the "A7L," was first flown on the Apollo 7 mission in October 1967, and was the suit worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission. The company still manufactures spacesuits to this day—the present-day Space Shuttle "soft" suit components (the arms and legs of the suit).

Timeline

Date Event Source
1682 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 18,920
1800 19,554
1810 20,495
1820 20,793
1830 19,913
1840 19,872
1850 22,816
1860 27,804
1870 29,804
1880 32,874
1890 32,664
1900 32,762
1910 32,721
1920 31,023
1930 31,841
1940 34,441
1950 37,870
1960 65,651
1970 81,892
1980 98,219
1990 110,993

Research Tips

External links

www.negenealogy.com/de/de_derecords.htm


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