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Kent County (Del.)

LC control no.n 81093490
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingKent County (Del.)
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Geographic subdivision usageDelaware--Kent County
Variant(s)Kent Co., Del.
See alsoSaint Jones County (Del.)
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Biography/History noteOn June 21, 1680, the Duke of York chartered St. Jones County, which was carved out of New Amstel/New Castle County and Hoarkill/Sussex County. St. Jones County was transferred to William Penn on August 24, 1682, and became part of Penn's newly chartered Delaware Colony. The county was renamed in 1682.
Beginning date1682
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeDelaware
Found inGeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 39°05ʹ00ʺN 075°32ʹ59ʺW)
Wikipedia, Feb. 27, 2013 (Kent County, Delaware; county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Delaware; coextensive with the Dover, Delaware, Metropolitan Statistical Area; county seat is Dover; 39.10°N 75.50°W)
Geographic area coden-us-de