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.
Where to Eat in Kent County, Maryland
Where to Stay in Kent County, Maryland
Things to do in Kent County, Maryland

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