KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Kent was first mentioned as a county in 1642, when the Governor and Council appointed commissioners for the Isle and County of Kent. The County was named for the county of the same name bordering the English Channel in the southeast of England.

Population (1990 Census): 17,842
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1970
County Seat: Chestertown, MD 21620



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Websites:
Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu/
Chestertown: www.chestertown.com
Chestertown Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/kent.htm
County Government: www.kentcounty.com/gov/
Elections Board: www.kentcounty.com/gov/elections/
Kent County: www.kentcounty.com
Library: www.kent.lib.md.us/
Parks & Recreation Dept.: www.kentcounty.com/gov/parkrec/
Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.kentcounty.com/gov/planzone/pandz.htm
Public Schools: www.kent.k12.md.us/
Public Works Dept.: www.kentcounty.com/gov/pubworks/
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/kent.htm
Tourism Office: www.kentcounty.com/tourism/

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