Kent Island, established in 1631, is the third oldest permanent English settlement in our country, predated only by Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts. Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay, and with direct access to Annapolis, Washington, Baltimore, and all points west via the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge, the Bay Bridge to everybody but the state of Maryland, Kent Island is considered by many to be the Gateway to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and the first stop once one arrives in the Land of Pleasant Living.
Kent Island, like the Eastern Shore in general, is a place known for history, hard work, hospitality, and humor.
In 1977, Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel designated the third weekend in May to be Kent Island Days, and it was declared by official decree that the state would from that point on annually acknowledge Kent Island’s…
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