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.

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.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=231
Tourism Office: http://kentcounty.com/tourism
Water & Wastewater Services Dept.: www.kentcounty.com/gov/water/index.php

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