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Kent (Wash.)

LC control no.n 81011869
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingKent (Wash.)
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Geographic subdivision usageWashington (State)--Kent
Variant(s)City of Kent (Wash.)
See alsoTitusville (Wash.)
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Beginning date[1888,1889]
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedWashington (State)
Found inFlood insurance study, 1980 (subj.) t.p. (city of Kent, Washington, King County)
Com. atlas & mark. guide, 1977 (Kent, King)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 47°22ʹ51ʺN 122°14ʹ05ʺW)
Wikipedia, July 10, 2015 (Kent, Washington; Kent is a city located in King County, Washington; The Kent area was first permanently settled by westerners in the early 1860s along the banks of (what was then) the White River, and originally called Titusville. In 1889 the town was renamed for Kent County, the major hops producing region in England. Kent was officially incorporated on May 28, 1890; 47°22ʹ58ʺN 122°13ʹ37ʺW)
Its website, July 10, 2015: home page (Kent, Washington; City of Kent)
Washington place names, via WWW, July 10, 2015: Titusville (James Henry Titus was an 1881 settler in the valley of the Green River in west central King County. The community around the Titus homestead became known as Titusville in 1886. By that time hop growing became an important industry and Ezra Meeker, the hop king of Pierce County, purchased land for more hop fields. When the place was platted in 1888 Meeker chose to name the place for the County of Kent in England which was a hop growing center) Kent (Kent is a city between Auburn and Renton east of Puget Sound in west central King County. In the 1880s and 1890s, it was an important hop-growing center. It was named Titusville in 1886 for James Henry Titus, a pioneer homesteader. When platted in 1888, Ezra Meeker, who owned several large hop farms named the town Kent, for a famous hop-growing center in England. Kent was incorporated May 28, 1890)
Geographic area coden-us-wa