Dating events in kent
Historically a manufacturing center, education is the city's largest economic sector with Kent State University the city's, and one of the region's, largest employers.The Kent City School District and the Kent Free Library provide additional education opportunities and resources.Part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Kent was settled in 1805 and was known for many years as Franklin Mills.Settlers were attracted to the area due to its location along the Cuyahoga River as a place for water-powered mills. It is located along the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio on the western edge of the county.
In 1864 the town was renamed Kent in honor of and in gratitude for Marvin Kent's efforts.
The region was originally inhabited by various tribes of American Indians, including the early Mound Builders.
Around 1780, Captain Samuel Brady achieved notoriety for his activities in the area, including his famous leap of 21 feet (6 m) over the Cuyahoga River to avoid capture by an unknown band of American Indians.
They were joined by John's brother George and their father Jacob Haymaker and their families early the next year, and built a gristmill in 1807.
Initial growth in the area was slow, but eventually two small villages would develop due to the potential for power generated by the Cuyahoga River that could be used in gristmills and manufacturing.