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Kent (T)

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Kent is a town in Putnam County, New York, USA. The population was 14,009 at the 2000 census and 14,399.  The name is that of an early settler family. The town of Kent is the north-central part of the Putnam County. It is sometimes called Kent Lakes. Many of the lakes are reservoirs for New York City.
The Town of Kent, sits high on the spectacular Hudson Highlands 60 miles north of New York City in the north central portion of Putnam County. Within their borders are two State Parks, three State Multiple Use Areas, a portion of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and thousands of acres of spectacular open spaces under the permanent protection of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.
Kent was part of the Phillipse Patent of 1679, when it was still populated by the Wappinger tribe. The town was first settled around 1750. It became the Frederickstown district in 1788. The Town of Kent was established as the town of Frederick in 1795 when the township boundaries were realigned. Its name was changed to Kent in 1817. A small portion of the Town of Philipstown was transferred to Kent in 1877.
The major population center of the township is Lake Carmel, a settlement around an artificial lake developed in the 1920s. Historically the population centers had been Farmer's Mills and Ludingtonville, little of which remains. The town is part of the Carmel Central School District and is served by the Carmel post office under the name Kent Lakes.

Kent is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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