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KENT COUNTY, TEXAS

33 11' 24" N, 100 46' 12" W (33.19, -100.77)

Kent County Topics

  • History
  • Town List
  • Vintage Maps
  • Kent County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Dickens County (N) Stonewall County (E) Fisher County (SE) Scurry County (S) Garza County (W) King County (NE) Crosby County (NW)

    Kent County History

    (1936 Centennial Marker)

    KENT COUNTY

    Formed from Young and Bexar territories;
    created August 21, 1876;
    organized November 8, 1892.
    Named in honor of Andrew Kent who fell at the Alamo.
    Clairmont, the county seat, 1892;
    Jayton, since 1952. (1936)

    Kent County Courthouse
    Kent County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Kent County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Jayton
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  • Clairemont ghost town, former Kent County seat
  • Girard
  • Jayton County seat
  • Luzon ghost town
  • Polar ghost town

  • Kent County Vintage Maps
    TX Kent  County 1907 postal map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090 showing Kent County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kent  County 1920s map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749 showing Kent County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Kent County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Kent County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Kent County Centennial Marker
    Kent County TX centennial marker
    Kent County Texas Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Kent County TX centennial marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Kent County TX centennial marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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