Business View Magazine Dec-Jan 2018/19

356 357 AGRICULTURAL BY NATURE K ent County is a scenic peninsula on Maryland’s Up- per Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, ideally sit- uated less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C.,Annapolis, and Northern Virginia.Named for the county of Kent in England, it is the least populous county in Maryland, and its predominately rural landscape is blessed with rich soil. Given the amount of Chesapeake Bay shoreline in the county, British ships and Royal Marines were never very far away during the War of 1812. From a historical point of view, the unspoiled nature of Kent Countymakes it easy to imagine what it must have been like there 200 years ago when the raid on Georgetown and the Battle of Caulk’s Field occurred. Quaint waterfront towns including Chestertown (the County Seat), Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton, and Milling- ton are favorite destinations for sunset cruise charters, small beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, museums, theaters, art galleries, brick sidewalk shopping, antiquing, farmers’ and Artisans’markets, local seafood (Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab!), and Maryland’s second larg- est collection of 18th century structures. Business ViewMagazine recently spoke with Amy Moredock, Director Kent County Planning, Housing, and Zoning, Jamie Williams, Director Kent County Economic AT A GLANCE KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND WHAT: Scenic, agriculture-based peninsula WHERE: Upper Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland WEBSITE: www.kentcounty.com

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