iconCALENDAR

Click on the month name below to see entire month's calendar.

« October 2014 »
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

Municipal event
Community event

iconEMAIL UPDATES

If you want to get news directly into your mailbox, enter your valid email address into this form.


icoFLAG STATUS

iconPHOTO GALLERY

Visit our photogallery to see various images taken in our town and surrounding areas.

KENT TOWN PLAN SURVEY

iconRSS CHANNEL

We also provide RSS channel v1.0 for our visitors.

OPEN RSS

icoINFOCHANNEL

Today's date: 10/31/2014

  Today –
(Kent, CT.)   °F
  Tomorrow –
(Kent, CT.)   °F to °F
  Day after tomorrow –
(Kent, CT.)   °F to °F

Town of Kent

Welcome to the Town of Kent, Connecticut, located in the scenic northwest corner of Litchfield County.   Incorporated in 1739, Kent has had a history as a farming community and thriving iron ore producer.  It is now a rural community of about 3,000 residents with many small hamlets, such as Bulls Bridge, Kent Hollow, South Kent and The Cobble.

While Kent is primarily residential with some small industry and farms, the downtown area has become a day trip destination for many.  The obelisk Civil War Soldiers Monument at the intersection of State Route 7, a major north-south road and Route 341, an east-west road is a dramatic assurance that you have arrived in downtown Kent.

The downtown area is a mix of residential homes, shops, art galleries, and restaurants.  Most of the businesses are owner operated, so take the time to stop and talk to the owners about town.  Visitor information is available on the Chamber of Commerce's website.

Education is important to Kent.  In addition to Kent Center School, the public elementary/middle school (K-8), which was recently renovated, it is home to three private preparatory schools, Kent School, Marvelwood School and South Kent School.  Kent is part of the six-town Region One school district with Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village serving as the public high school (9-12).

The town also offers old-fashioned ways to enjoy life such as hiking, biking, camping and fishing at State and local parks.  Kent is also the perfect destination for those inclined to take a scenic drive, especially in the fall!  Those of us who live in Kent often comment how lucky we are to have such a great place to call home.

Additional information on Kent's natural and cultural resources inventory can be fournd in The Conservation Commission's publication Natural & Cultural Riches of Kent, CT

At a glance

Incorporation October 13, 1739
Population  2979 (U S Census Bureau 2010)
Land Area  49.6 square miles
Elevation  379 feet at the Railroad Station
   1,405 feet atop Mauwee Peak

POINTS OF INTEREST

National: Appalachian Trail, St. John’s Ledges

State: Kent Falls State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Macedonia Brook State Park, Wyantenock State Forest

Town: Emery Park, Kent Common Park, Bulls Bridge Covered Bridge, Iron Mountain Preservation Nature Trail, Kent Land Trust River Walk, Pond Mountain Nature Trail, Weantinogue Reserve, Cobble Brook Trail

Kent Historic MarkerKent's Historic Marker is located at the intersection of Cobble Road and Kent Cornwall Road (US Route 7), near the Kent Historical Society's Seven Hearths building.

 

Copyright © 2009 Town of Kent CT. All rights reserved. Website related feedback welcome - please contact the town clerk
Non-discrimination Statement

Powered by USGBIT egovernment CT /  USGBIT web design CT /  EU webdesign