Kent History

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Arey you interested in the history of Kent, Ohio? The links below will take you to pages that will help you with your research.
  • Kent Connections
      Information about Kent and Portage County. This page has some downloadable pdf files that we feel are interesting and informative.
  • Kent Timeline
      A timeline about the events that shaped the town of Franklin Mills and later the renamed city of Kent. Click on the dates and you will see a brief description of the events that shaped our city.
  • Facts About Kent
      Some of these facts about Kent are from the August 8, 1956 Sesquicentennial section of the Record Courier and The History of Kent by Karl Grismer.
  • The Kent Opera House
      The Kent Opera House, a brief history.
  • A&GW Railroad
      Timeline of Important Events of the A&GW RR and its Predecessors.
  • Images of Kent
      Images from the KHS archive of old Kent.
  • One Decade, 1859 – 1870
      Kent from 1859 to 1870. An important decade in the growth of Franklin Mills soon to become Kent.