Place:Kent, Maryland, United States

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NameKent
Alt namesCounty of Kentesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS24014020
Kentsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.3°N 76.033°W
Located inMaryland, United States     (1642 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland, on its Eastern Shore. It was named for the county of Kent in England. Its county seat is Chestertown. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,197. It is the least populous of Maryland's 23 counties.

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History

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In 1642, the governor and council appointed commissioners for the Isle and County of Kent. This act appears to have led to the establishment of Kent County. In 1675, the first county seat was New Yarmouth. The seat was briefly moved upriver to Queaker Neck, and then to the site of modern Chestertown. Before the American Revolution New Town on Chester, now Chestertown, was a port entry for the counties of Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's.

The county has a number of properties which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1793, the county had its first newspaper, called Apollo, or Chestertown Spy. It was succeeded by local papers such as the Chestertown Gazette.

Washington College, the oldest college in Maryland, is located in Kent County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1642 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1648 Land records recorded 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 12,836
1800 11,771
1810 11,450
1820 11,453
1830 10,501
1840 10,842
1850 11,386
1860 13,267
1870 17,102
1880 17,605
1890 17,471
1900 18,786
1910 16,957
1920 15,026
1930 14,242
1940 13,465
1950 13,677
1960 15,481
1970 16,146
1980 16,695
1990 17,842

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Kent County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.kentcounty.com/


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