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Kent County, Delaware (U.S.)

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[flag of Kent County, Delaware] image by Jens Pattke, 2 May 2001

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Description of the flag

Here is the flag of Kent County in the state of Delaware.
Source: Gaceta de Banderas 19; SEV
Jens Pattke, 2 May 2001

The Penn Connection

On a genealogy website, I found that Sussex County Delaware was claimed for a number of years by both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Delaware was initially settled by the Dutch and Swedes, but when the Duke of York took New York from the Dutch, his agent captured Delaware in 1664. In 1682, Delaware was granted to William Penn along with Pennsylvania. Lord Baltimore disputed Penn's ownership of the three Delaware counties, and the southern and western areas of Sussex County were claimed by both Maryland and Pennsylvania, but were governed by Maryland until the Mason-Dixon Line was approved by George III in 1769; when all of Delaware was awarded to Pennsylvania. In 1769, Kent, New Castle, and Sussex counties met in Constitutional Convention and the State of Delaware was formed.
Ole Andersen, 3 May 2001