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Kent has a superb balance of old and new, quaint and chic, old-fashioned and avant garde.

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Kent is a superb balance of old and new, quaint and chic, old-fashioned and avante garde. Owner-operated shops offer stylish and eclectic goods from home and abroad. Comfortable restaurants serve inventive dishes from local ingredients. Galleries feature quality contemporary and classic art. From thr rolling river with its historic covered bridge, to Kent Falls, to the Appalachian Trail and hills made for biking, Kent offers varied of outdoor activities. Customer service with a smile and ample parking throughtout the village center make Kent a wonderful day to spend a day.

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Facts about Kent

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1739.

Named from:

  • Kent is name after Kent, England; Kent County England was known for its iron industry so because iron was found in this area, they selected the name Kent.

County:

  • Litchfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • William H. Armstron. Author of Sounder.
  • Joe Bouchard. Founding member of rock group Blue Oyster Cult.
  • Ted Danson. Actor and graduate of Kent School.
  • Oscar De la Renta. Designer.
  • Brendan Fraser. Actor.
  • Peter Gallagher. Actor.
  • Steve Katz. Founding member of rock group Blood. Sweat & Tears.
  • Henry Kissinger. Former United States Secretary of State.
  • Trudie Lamb-RIchmond. Schaghticoke elder, former Tribal chairwoman, American Indina activist, author, educator, cultural leader, storyteller.
  • Edmund Morris. Pulitzer Prize winning writer.
  • Lynn Redgrave. Actress.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Kent Falls State Park.
  • Macedonia Brook State Park.
  • Bulls Bridge.
  • Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Furnace.
  • Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Spring Power Up at the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum, May.
  • Farmer's Market, May-October.
  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Sidewalk Festival, August.
  • Kent Pumpkin Run, October.
  • Celebration of LIght Holiday Festival, November-December.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Kent is a superb balance of old and new, quaint and chic, old-fashioned and avante garde. Owner-operated shops offer stylish and eclectic goods from home and abroad. Comfortable restaurants serve inventive dishes from local ingredients. Galleries feature quality contemporary and classic art. From thr rolling river with its historic covered bridge, to Kent Falls, to the Appalachian Trail and hills made for biking, Kent offers varied of outdoor activities. Customer service with a smile and ample parking throughtout the village center make Kent a wonderful day to spend a day.

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