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Kent County, Delaware

Photo: Governor William T. Watson Mansion, ca. 1906, 600 North Walnut Street, Milford, DE. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Photographed by user: Smallbones (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2014.

Kent County Photo

The Kent County Administrative Complex is located at 555 Bay Road, Dover DE 19901; phone: 302‑744‑2300.

Kent County Neighborhoods


Kent County was created in 1683 to succeed the English settlement which was begun ca. 1670 along the St. Jones River. William Penn established Dover to serve as a county seat, modeling a plan of broad avenues and parks, similar to his plan for Philadelphia.