KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND

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    [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.

    Boundaries: Bounded north by Cecil County; east by Delware; south by Queen Anne's County; west by Chesapeake Bay.
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    County Seat: Chestertown, MD 21620
    Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1970
    Population: 1990 census: 17,842; 2000 census: 19,197; 2010 census: 20,197


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    [photo, Kent County Courthouse, 103 Cross St., Chestertown, Maryland]

    Kent County Courthouse, 103 Cross St., Chestertown, Maryland, October 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    websites:
    Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
    Chestertown: www.chestertown.com
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/kent
    County Commissioners: www.kentcounty.com/commissioners
    County Government: http://kentcounty.com/gov
    County Government Directory: www.kentcounty.com/gov/employee_dir.php
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#KENT
    Economic Development Office: http://kentcounty.com/bus
    Elections Board: http://kentcounty.com/gov/elections
    Emergency Services, Office of: www.kentcounty.com/oes
    Health Dept.: www.kenthd.org
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/kent
    Kent County: http://kentcounty.com
    Library: www.kent.lib.md.us
    Parks & Recreation Dept.: http://kentparksandrec.org/
    Planning, Housing, & Zoning Dept.: www.kentcounty.com/gov/planzone/
    Public Schools: www.kent.k12.md.us
    Public Works Dept.: http://kentcounty.com/gov/pubworks
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/kent.html
    Sheriff: http://kentcounty.com/sheriff
    Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/kent-county/
    Tourism Office: http://kentcounty.com/tourism
    Water & Wastewater Services Dept.: www.kentcounty.com/gov/water/index.php

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