[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.

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