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About Kent

29,807 in city
2,891,988 in metro
22 km² (8 mi²)
324.920751036 m
Located east of Akron, Kent is the largest city in Portage County and the home of Kent State University. The area, originally known as Franklin Mills, was first settled in 1805 by John Haymaker who erected a gristmill along the Cuyahoga River. The area gained its present name, four years prior to its 1867 incorporation as a village, from entrepreneur Marvin Kent. Kent oversaw the Franklin and Warren Railroad connection to Cleveland and its eventual merger to become part the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad linking New York City and St. Louis.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
38 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 University Library 177 ft 1970
2 McDowell Hall 137 ft 1966
3 Beall Hall 137 ft 1966
4 Leebrick Hall 131 ft 1968
5 Koonce Hall 113 ft 1968