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== Places / Localities  ==
== Places / Localities  ==
==== [http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cities.htm Populated Places] ====
==== Populated Places  ====
Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar
[http://txgenweb4.org/txkent/cities.htm Populated Places] from the Kent County TXGenweb site.
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

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This article is about a county in the state of Texas. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation).

County Courthouse


Parent County

Kent County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts and organized in 1892. County seat: Clairemont (1892-1954); Jayton (1954-present). [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1955--The Old Kent County Courthouse in Clairemont, built in 1893, was burned in April 1955.  The building was vacant because the county seat moved to Jayton in 1954.  No record loss. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Clairemont | Clipper | Girard | Harmony | Jayton | Luzon | Polar

Populated Places from the Kent County TXGenweb site.

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Claremont, TX Kent County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1955 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7493/clairemont-tx-kent-county-courthouse-fire-apr-1955