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Kent in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Kent

Incorporated 1739

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. Kent Marker
Inscription. Flanders District, center of the First Division of land, housed the original Proprietors. Cobble Brook provided water and power for forges, tannery, cider, grist, fulling, and sawmills. Here were the first two churches, the school, general store, trading post, butcher and blacksmith shops, brickyard, animal pound, burial and parade grounds. BARZILLAI SLOSSON (1769-1812) first Kent lawyer and historian was born and lived here, also BIRDSEY GRANT NORTHROP (1817-1898) educator, champion of Arbor Day, founder of Village Improvement Societies.
 
Erected 1975 by Town of Kent, Kent Historical Society and Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 44.414′ N, 73° 27.311′ W. Marker is in Kent, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Kent Cornwall Road (U.S. 7) and Cobble Road, on the left when traveling south on Kent Cornwall Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kent CT 06757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven Hearths (within shouting distance of this marker); Kent Soldiers' Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kent Veterans Monument (approx. 1.6
Kent Marker (reverse side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Kent Marker (reverse side)
Unlike many other markers of this type, both sides of this marker have identical text.
miles away); Impressionism in Connecticut (approx. 3.2 miles away); Camp Macedonia Company 1191 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Warren (approx. 5.5 miles away); Warren Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Gaylordsville World War II Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kent.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker in Kent image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. Marker in Kent
 
 
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