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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.

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

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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