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Chris Jackson's Avatar Jump to comment 80 by Chris Jackson

Schmeer, As was mentioned earlier in the thread, Kent (And similar terms) have been used for around 2,000 years. The fact that the adjective/proper noun "Kentish" was in common use before the 1700s somewhat undermines your point about the County of Kent being formally Incorporated in 1890 (a fact of which I am dubious).

Kent, Washington was almost certainly named after the county of Kent in England.

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 17:08:00 UTC | #180116