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Kent

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Kent
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
24
Year Established:
1739
Year Incorporated:
1739
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Kent Town Hall
41 Kent Green Blvd.
P.O. Box 678
Kent, CT 06757
Town Clerk's Office
(860) 927-3433
Research hours: 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
Web Address:
www.townofkentct.org

History Brief:
This area was part of the Western Lands (Goshen, Colebrook, Kent, Hartland, Norfolk, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Winchester and New Hartford) made over to Hartford and Windsor in 1686 to save them from being taken by the Royal Gov. Andros. The land at Kent was unnamed when sold at auction at the Windham Court House in March 1738. Kent was annexed for a time to Hartford County in May 1738 and incorporated as a town in October 1739. A part of the town was set off to the town of Washington in 1779 and a part to Warren in 1786. Town vital records cover 1739-1795 and begin again in 1850.
Barbour collection records cover 1739-1852
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1122

Year:1920
Population:1086

Year:1930
Population:1054

Year:1940
Population:1245

Year:1950
Population:1381

Year:1990
Population:2918

Year:2000
Population:2858
 
Founding Families (2)
Surname:Judd

Surname:Skiff
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Alder City Cemetery
Location:1 grave only, John Rodgers, Civil War Veteran

Name:Bull's Bridge Cemetery
Location:Bull's Bridge

Name:Congregational Church Cemetery
Location:Kent Village

Name:Fanton Cemetery
Location:1 mile east of South Kent

Name:Good Hill Cemetery
Location:Route 7

Name:Indian Reservation Cemetery
Location:Schaghtikoke

Name:Kent Hollow Cemetery
Location:Kent Hollow - 1 1/4 mile west of Lake Waramaug

Name:Morehouse Cemetery
Location:Kent Mountain

Name:Skiff Mountain Cemetery
Location:Skill Mountain Road

Name:St. Andrews Church Cemetery
Location:Kent Village
 
Churches (4)
Name:First Congregational Church (860) 927-3335
Location:97 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757
Website:www.fcckent.org

Name:Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (860) 927-3003
Location:90 Cobble Road, Kent, CT 06757

Name:St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (860) 827-3486
Location:1 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757

Name:St. Joseph's Episcopal Chapel (860) 927--3501
Location:1 Macedonia Road, Kent, CT 06757
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Civil War Soldiers Monument
Description:Erected by the People of Kent Jan. 1, 1885
Granite Obelisk on aedicula
Location:Intersection of Route 341 & Route 7 in Kent, CT
Type:Military
Dedication Date:6/9/1886
Artist/Sculptor:Robert W. Hill
 
Communities (16)
Name:Bromica

Name:Bull's Bridge

Name:East Kent

Name:Flanders

Name:Flat Rocks

Name:Good Hill

Name:Greer Mountain

Name:Kent Furnace

Name:Kent Hollow

Name:Macedonia

Name:North Kent

Name:Ore Hill

Name:Schaghicoke

Name:Skiff Mountain

Name:South Kent

Name:Treasure Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (4)
Name:Edmund Morris (1940 -) Pulitzer Prize winning writer
Type:Contemporary

Name:Henry Kissinger (1923 -) Former US Secretary of State
Type:Contemporary

Name:Lynn Redgrave (1943 -) Actress
Type:Contemporary

Name:Oscar De la Renta (1932 -) Designer
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:Kent Dispatch - Weekly (860) 354-2261
Type:Contemporary
Location:65 Bank Street, New Milfork, CT 06776
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:Lakeville Journal - Weekly (860) 435-9873
Type:Contemporary
Location:33 Bissell Street, P.O. Box 1688, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.tcextra.com

Name:The Greater New Milford Spectrum Weekly (203) 744-5100
Type:Contemporary
Location:333 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Website:www.newstimes.com
 
Schools (4)
Name:Kent Center School Pk-8 (860) 927-3537
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:9 Judd Avenue, Kent, CT 06757
Website:www.kentcenter.com

Name:Kent School 9-12 - Private (860) 927-6000
Type:High School
Location:One Macedonia Road, P.O. Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757
Website:www.kent-school.edu/

Name:Marvelwood School 9-12 Private (860) 927-0047
Type:High School
Location:479 Skiff Mountain Road, Kent, CT 06757
Website:www.themarvelwoodschool.org

Name:South Kent School 9-12 - Private Boys (860) 927-3539
Type:High School
Location:40 Bull's Bridge Road, South Kent, CT 06757
Website:www.southkentschool.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Kent Memorial Library (860) 927-3761
Type:Current
Location:32 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757
Website:www.kentmemoriallibrary.org
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:A Connecticut Town Two Centuries Ago
Author:Ann Soper Davis
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Kent Bicentennial Commission

Name:A Gossip About a Country Parish of the Hills and its People
Author:G.F. Goodenough
Date Published:1900
Publisher:Amenia NY Times Press

Name:History of Kent, Connecticut
Author:Francis Atwater
Date Published:1897
Publisher:Journal Publishing Co
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:www.kenthistoricalsociety.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Kent Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-4587
Notes:www.kenthistoricalsociety.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1739 - Present
Marriage:1739 - Present
Death:1739 - Present
 





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