Kenton is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States. There is a store, "The Merc", bed and breakfasts, guest ranches, three church congregations, and a post office, which was established May 12, 1891. Kenton is the only Oklahoma community that observes Mountain Time, which legally begins a few miles west at the Oklahoma/New Mexico state line. To avoid confusion, "Mountain Time" is often added when giving the time to visitors. Posted business hours all end with "MT" or "MST" to specify Mountain Time. From Kenton, it is approximately a drive south to Amarillo, Texas, northwest to Colorado Springs, Colorado, northwest to Denver, Colorado, southwest to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and southeast to Oklahoma City, the nearest major population centers.
Kenton had 17 residents as of the 2010 census. Kenton, which lies in the Cimarron River valley, is just south of Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma. It serves as an unofficial staging point for visitors to Black Mesa.
There are three full-time businesses in Kenton besides the post office - two bed-and breakfasts and a guest ranch. A new addition is a steak house that operates on Friday and Saturday night.