KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, 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.

County Seat: Chestertown, MD 21620
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1970
Population

1990 census: 17,842
2000 census: 19,197

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    websites:
    Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
    Chestertown: www.chestertown.com
    County Commissioners: www.kentcounty.com/gov/commissioners
    County Government: www.kentcounty.com/gov
    Economic Development Office: www.kentcounty.com/bus
    Elections Board: www.kentcounty.com/gov/elections
    Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/kent.htm
    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
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/ke/html/kent.html
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/kent.htm
    Tourism Office: www.kentcounty.com/tourism

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     Maryland Manual On-Line, 2002

    November 5, 2002   
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