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.
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.
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.
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.