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

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

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


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    websites:
    Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
    Chestertown: www.chestertown.com
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/kent
    County Commissioners: http://kentcounty.com/gov/commissioners
    County Government: http://kentcounty.com/gov
    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 Management Agency: http://kentcounty.com/ema
    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://kentcounty.com/gov/parkrec
    Planning & Zoning Dept.: http://kentcounty.com/gov/planzone/pandz.htm
    Public Schools: www.kent.k12.md.us
    Public Works Dept.: http://kentcounty.com/gov/pubworks
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/ke/html/kent.html
    Sheriff: http://kentcounty.com/sheriff
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/kent.htm
    Tourism Office: http://kentcounty.com/tourism
    Water & Wastewater Services Dept.: http://kentcounty.com/sanitarycommission

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