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County Courthouse

Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, De 19901
Phone: 302-744-2347

Clerk of Peace has marriage records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records.
Recorder of Deeds has land records from 1680.
Register of Wills has probate records. [1]


http://www.co.kent.de.us/]
Kent County Levy Court
Administrative Complex
555 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

History

  • Renamed from St. Johns County, 17 December 1682.
  • Interesting note - Kent County is one of few counties bordering another county with same same across state line, Kent County, Maryland

Parent County

Kent County was created 8 August 1673 from St. Jones County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

New Castle | Sussex | Maryland counties: Caroline | Kent | Queen Anne's

Native American Reservations

Populated Places

Cities:

Towns:

Communities:

  • Rising Sun-Lebanon
  • Riverview
  • Rodney Village
  • Woodside East

Hundreds: More information can be found at Delaware Hundreds.

  • Duck Creek
  • East Dover
  • Kenton
  • Little Creek
  • Milford
  • Mispillion
  • North Murderkill
  • South Murderkill
  • West Dover

Military:

  • Dover Air Force Base

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Kent County, Delaware census records online, see: Delaware Census.

Church History & Records

Court

Gazetteers

History

Land & Deeds

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Delaware, Kent County on page 126.]

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Probate

Index and Images

Kent County, Delaware Probate records, 1680-1800 on line at http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4020 original data: Valinger, Leon de, com/ Calendar of Kent County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800.

  • DeValinger, Leon. A Calendar of Kent County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800. Dover, Delaware: Public Archives Commission, 1944. (Family History Library film 1035860 item 4; fiche 6051248.) Facsimile reproduction of the original (Family History Library book 975.14 P28d.)
  • Indexes to probate records 1801-1833, in three volumes by Mary Marshall Brewer (Lewes,Del.: Delmarva Roots, 2002.)

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Castle, Delaware Page 121 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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