Bridge Closing - MD 213 Over Sassafras River:
Cleaning and painting of the MD 213 drawspan over Sassafras River (at the Kent/Cecil county line) will begin September 19. A public meeting for this project was held on June 11; Visit the SHA website  for the meeting flyer containing project and detour information.
Welcome to Kent County
A scenic peninsula, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia.
Historic Allure
Kent County was founded in 1642 and became established as a hub for trade in the Chesapeake Bay region, eventually becoming a major contributor towards American efforts in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The county currently has several buildings in the National Register of Historic Places.
Proud Heritage
Kent County’s cultural heritage has been a major influence for attractions, popular events such as the Tea Party Festival, and a prospering arts community. Check out our upcoming events.
Life on the Chesapeake
Kent County is in essence life on the Chesapeake Bay, with over 20 marinas and public launching ramps, it has become a major hotspot for recreational boating and fishing.
Economic Diversity
Kent County is host to a diverse economy primarily in agricultural, fishing and seafood, and manufacturing operation and is encouraging the development of new clean industrial and agriculture business. Learn more.
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Welcome to Kent County

A scenic peninsula, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia.

Quaint waterfront towns, including Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton and Millington, offer sunset cruise charters, small beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, museums, theaters, art galleries, brick sidewalk shopping, antiquing, farmers’ and Artisans market, local seafood, including the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab, Maryland’s second largest collection of 18th century structures and more.

In Kent County, Maryland, the War of 1812 was up close and personal.  Given the amount of Chesapeake Bay shoreline in the county, British ships and Royal Marines were never very far away.  The rivers and creeks exposed even more residents to raids by the enemy. Two of the larger events were the raid on Georgetown and the battle of Caulk's field.

There are other locations in Kent County which help tell the story of the War of 1812 on the Eastern Shore.  The rural, unspoiled nature of Kent County make it easy to imagine what it must have been like 200 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government Center

400 High st. Chestertown, MD 21620

410-778-4600

kentcounty@kentgov.org

Office of Tourism

410-778-0416

tourism@kentcounty.com