Kent, Jefferson County, Indiana

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Kent, Indiana
Census-designated place
Kent is located in Indiana
Kent is located in the US
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
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 70
 • Density 676/sq mi (261.0/km2)
ZIP code 47250
FIPS code 18-39510[2]
GNIS feature ID 437251[3]

Kent is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 70.[1]


Kent was platted in 1853.[4] It was named for James Kent, a New York jurist.[5] The Kent post office was discontinued in 1965.[6]


Kent is located in western Jefferson County at 38°44′16″N 85°32′24″W / 38.73778°N 85.54000°W / 38.73778; -85.54000, in the northeast part of Republican Township. Indiana State Road 256 passes through the community, leading east 8 miles (13 km) to Madison, the county seat, and west 14 miles (23 km) to Austin.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kent CDP has an area of 0.10 square miles (0.27 km2), all of it recorded as land. The community sits on the east side of Little Creek, a north-flowing tributary of Big Creek, a major northwest-flowing tributary of the Muscatatuck River, which is part of the White River watershed.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Kent CDP, Indiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Kent, Jefferson County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago Printing Company. 1889. p. 202. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 November 2014.