10 Interesting Facts About Kent, Washington

Facts About Kent, Washington

Facts About Kent

  1. Kent was originally named Titusville after one of the original settlers, James Henry Titus.
  2. The Kent area was first permanently settled by European Americans in the 1850s along the banks of what was then the White River.
  3. The city was renowned for its fertile soil and was formerly known as the “Lettuce Capital of the World.”
  4. The city has a total area of 29.19 square miles (75.60 km2), of which, 28.63 square miles (74.15 km2) is land and 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2) is water.
  5. In 2003 the city was recognized by Sports Illustrated as “Sportstown of the year” for the state of Washington.
  6. Kent is twinned with three sister cities Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China; Tamba, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan & Sunnfjord, Norway.
  7. Kent is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill.
  8. Kent is the fourth-largest manufacturing and distribution centre in the nation.
  9. Kent is located at 47°22’51″N 122°14’5″W (47.3809300, -122.2348400).
  10. Kent was officially incorporated on May 28, 1890, with a population of 793.
Facts About Kent, Washington
Facts About Kent, Washington