Kent, Jefferson County, Indiana

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census-designated place
Kent is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 38°44′16″N 85°32′24″W / 38.73778°N 85.54000°W / 38.73778; -85.54000Coordinates: 38°44′16″N 85°32′24″W / 38.73778°N 85.54000°W / 38.73778; -85.54000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jefferson
Township Republican
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
ZIP code 47250
FIPS code 18-39510[1]
GNIS feature ID 437251[2]

Kent is an unincorporated census-designated place in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.


Kent was platted in 1853.[3] It was named for James Kent, a New York jurist. [4] The Kent post office was discontinued in 1965.[5]


Kent is located at 38°44′16″N 85°32′24″W / 38.73778°N 85.54000°W / 38.73778; -85.54000.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Kent, Jefferson County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago printing Company. 1889. p. 202. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village was platted...on April 9, 1853. 
  5. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 November 2014.