History

Sharing its western border with New York State, the Town of Kent is located in the ultra-scenic northwest corner of Litchfield County, Connecticut. Incorporated in 1739, Kent has had a rich history and was primarily known for its iron ore and fertile farm lands. The town encompasses
many smalls hamlets. One such area is Bull’s Bridge, which takes its name from one of Connecticut’s last covered bridges. Constructed in 1842, the single-lane bridge spans the Housatonic River and was originally part of a highway from Hartford to Newburgh, New York.

Lifestyle & Culture

Kent has come a long way from its pre-revolutionary war days. Today, tourists explore the 49-square-mile enclave featuring charming boutiques, restaurants for every taste, fascinating museums and art galleries all punctuated with the bountiful beauty of lush parks, idyllic streams, cascading waterfalls, and a host of hiking footpaths, including the Appalachian Trail. Kent’s 3000-plus residents are proud of their glorious New England town, which boasts several unique neighborhoods including Kent Hollow, South Kent, Flanders, the Cobble and Bull’s Bridge. Here, in Kent, you’ll find a breathtaking setting, swaddled in American history and pulsing with peace, prosperity and timeless community spirit.