Kenton is a small village located near Exeter, the capital of Devon, England. It has two restaurants, a pub, two hairdressers, a primary school, a mediaeval church and is near Powderham Castle, it is the home of the Kenton Dolphins Football Club. The centre of the village was rebuilt in brick after a fire on 16 April 1856 which destroyed 24 dwellings; the church is a fine building of the 14th century. It is built of red sandstone and the arcades are of Beer stone. According to John Betjeman "the full-aisled Devon plan at its best"; the tower is handsome and the rood screen is massive and stately with ancient colour and a good series of figure-paintings. The pulpit is medieval and the reredos is by Charles Eamer Kempe; the adjacent almshouses were built in 1875. Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay since 1996 Linkebeek since 1996
Kenton County, Kentucky
Kenton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 159,720, making it the third most populous county in Kentucky, its county seats are Independence. It was, until November 24, 2010, the only county in Kentucky to have two recognized county seats; the county was formed in 1840 and is named for Simon Kenton, a frontiersman notable in the early history of the state. Kenton County is included in OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kenton County was established on January 1840, from land given by Campbell County, it was named in honor of a pioneer of Kentucky. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 164 square miles, of which 160 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles is water. The county is located at the confluence of the Licking River and Ohio River, in the outer Bluegrass area of the Bluegrass region of the state; the elevation in the county ranges from 455 feet to 960 feet above sea level. Hamilton County, Ohio Campbell County Pendleton County Grant County Boone County As of the census of 2000, there were 151,464 people, 59,444 households, 39,470 families living in the county.
The population density was 935 per square mile. There were 63,571 housing units at an average density of 392 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 93.99% White, 3.84% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, 1.00% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race. There were 59,444 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.60% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11. The age distribution was 26.30% under 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, 11.10% who were 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $43,906, the median income for a family was $52,953. Males had a median income of $37,845 versus $27,253 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,085. About 7.10% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over. The public education in Kenton County is extensive, with five school districts providing education to those in all parts of Kenton County, from the rural southern areas to the urbanized north; the districts are: Kenton County School District Covington Independent Public Schools Beechwood Independent School District Ludlow Independent Schools Erlanger-Elsmere Schools The Catholic educational system is as extensive as the public system. These schools are operated by the Diocese of Covington's Department of Schools; the Diocese runs 17 schools in Kenton County. Thomas More College is the only institute of higher learning wholly in the county itself.
Northern Kentucky University had a Covington campus located at 1401 Dixie Highway until it closed at the end of 2008. NKU's main campus is not far from Kenton County – only about 4 miles from the Licking River; the Kentucky Community and Technical College System operates the Gateway Community and Technical College. Classes are provided at GCTC locations in Boone County, Park Hills and Edgewood. Kenton County is served by a county library with branches in Covington and Independence; the Erlanger Branch has grown to be the busiest branch library in the state of Kentucky. In 2008, Kenton County Public Library received the highest score of any Kentucky library ranked by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings. Atwood Latonia Nicholson VisaliaVisalia and Latonia Lakes have been dissolved as cities within Kenton County. National Register of Historic Places listings in Kenton County, Kentucky Kenton County government
Kenton is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, United States, located in the west central part of Ohio 57 mi NW of Columbus and 70 mi south of Toledo. The population was 8,262 at the 2010 census; the city was named for frontiersman Simon Kenton of Ohio. Kenton is located at 40°38′48″N 83°36′31″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.13 square miles, of which, 5.04 square miles is land and 0.09 square miles is water. Kenton was the site of Fort McArthur, erected 1812 by Colonel Duncan McArthur as one of the forts along the line of General William Hull's march against the British headquarters at Fort Detroit during the War of 1812. In 1845, Kenton was incorporated as a village; the city was named after frontiersman Simon Kenton. The city began as a center for agriculture trade in the late nineteenth century developed industry common to America of the time. From 1890 to 1952, Kenton was home to the Kenton Hardware Company, manufacturers of locks, cast-iron toys, the popular Gene Autry toy cap guns.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,262 people, 3,351 households, 2,092 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,836 persons per square mile. There were 3,773 housing units at an average density of 838.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.9% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.90% of the population. There were 3,351 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.4 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 20, 6.5% from 20 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,336 people, 3,495 households, 2,149 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,860.6 people per square mile. There were 3,795 housing units at an average density of 847.0/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.11% White, 0.91% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.32% from other races, 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.90% of the population. There were 3,495 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.5% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,065, the median income for a family was $37,170. Males had a median income of $31,225 versus $19,413 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,324. About 11.6% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over. Kenton is home to the Kenton City School district, which includes a new elementary school, Kenton Middle School, Kenton High School. Kenton Elementary School is a new facility opened in 2014 which replaces the three previous elementary and one kindergarten buildings. Simon Kenton, a special education school, is run by a different Board of Education and is associated with the Harco Workshop for Developmental Disabilities; the local high school is Kenton High School, with the nickname the "Wildcats".
The Wildcat football team won consecutive state championships in 2001 and 2002 in division IV, runner-up in 2011 in Division IV, runner-up in 2003 in Division III. The city offers camping and fishing at Salsbury Park located west of Kenton on Ohio State Route 67; this city park and reservoir was named in honor of former Mayor Helen Salsbury. Two media outlets operate in Kenton: WKTN, a radio station, The Kenton Times, a daily newspaper. Kenton has a variety of activities; the Hardin County Courthouse is a historical site in the center of the public square. Kenton has one public library, the Mary Lou Johnson Hardin County District Library, located in a 1905 Carnegie library; the city possesses a museum, the Hardin County Historical Museum, located in a near north side historic district. The city has the Kenton Theater and the Hi-Road Drive-in; the local YMCA offers basketball and swimming. Restaurants include En Lai Chinese restaurant, Salsa's Mexican restaurant, Michael Angelo's Pizza. Kenton's large Amish population sells produce, baked goods, furniture.
The Hardin County Fair is held during the week of Labor Day. The "Crazy Eights" unmanned train incident in 2001, ended in Kenton; the train, led by CSX Transportation engine SD40-2 #8888, left the rail yard in Walbridge and rumbled on a 66-mile journey through
Kenton in Hi-Fi
Kenton in Hi-Fi is an album by bandleader and pianist Stan Kenton featuring performances of Kenton's signature compositions from the 1940s recorded in 1956 and released on the Capitol label. This album was re-released as Kenton in Stereo; the Allmusic review by Stephen Cook noted "Thanks to a seamless mix of dazzling charts and liberal doses of Lunceford and Ellington-inspired swing, the marriage works on Kenton in Hi-Fi. Old hits like "Eager Beaver" and "Artistry In Boogie" sparkle in the warm glow of'50s stereo technology, while fiery renditions of "Lover" and "The Peanut Vendor" show the famous muscle of the Kenton band....one can see why this album was not only one of Kenton's most popular releases, but a critical success as well". All compositions by Stan Kenton except. "Artistry Jumps" - 2:38 "Interlude" - 3:06 "Intermission Riff" - 4:15 "Minor Riff" - 3:03 "Collaboration" - 2:40 "Painted Rhythm" - 3:04 "Southern Scandal" - 3:06 "The Peanut Vendor" - 4:36 "Eager Beaver" - 3:24 "Concerto to End All Concertos" - 7:04 "Artistry in Boogie" - 2:38 "Lover" - 2:33 "Unison Riff" - 3:11 Stan Kenton - piano, conductor Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Ed Leddy, Sam Noto, Don Paladino - trumpet Milt Bernhart, Bob Fitzpatrick, Carl Fontana, Kent Larsen - trombone Don Kelly - bass trombone Skeets Herfurt, Lennie Niehaus - alto saxophone Vido Musso, Bill Perkins, Spencer Sinatra - tenor saxophone Jack Nimitz - baritone saxophone Ralph Blaze - guitar Don Bagley - bass Mel Lewis - drums Frank “Chico” Guerrero - timbales, bongos Stan Kenton, Pete Rugolo, Ray Wetzel - arranger
Kenton is an area in northwest London, England in the London Borough of Harrow and in the London Borough of Brent. The hamlet was recorded as "Keninton" in 1232; the name derives from the personal name of the Saxon "Coena" and the Old English "tun", a farm – and means "the farm of Coena" and his family who once lived on a site near here. Before the 20th century, the tiny settlement was concentrated around in what was Kenton Lane and is now part of the present day Woodgrange Avenue and Kenton Road; the Windermere is a Grade II listed public house in Windermere Avenue. It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors and was built in 1938; the Plough public house was Kenton's first, opening in the early 18th century. It is now an Indo-Chinese fusion bar called Blue Ginger; the main road through the area is Kenton Road. Local Primary Schools include Uxendon Manor on Vista Way and Priestmead Primary School on Hartford Avenue; the local high school is Claremont High School on Claremont Avenue off Kenton Road.
Kenton station was opened by the London and North Western Railway on 15 June 1912. The Metropolitan Railway's Northwick Park and Kenton station followed on 28 June 1923; the coming of the railways was soon followed by suburban development, most of Kenton being built between the Wars. The London County Council built the Kenmore Park cottage estate between the wars. There are 654 houses on a housing density of 11.3 per acre. Thomas Francis Nash owned building companies which from the 1920s onward built numerous private housing estates in Kenton and other parts of the "Metroland" area of Middlesex. F. & C. Costin was another local building company. Local estate agents still use the term "Nash-built" or "Costin-built" to describe properties built by them in Kenton. Apart from the infamous appearance of several of Kenton's streets in the "Gourmet Night" episode of the BBC-TV comedy series Fawlty Towers starring John Cleese, the only known reference to Kenton in modern popular culture is the song "Kenton Kev", by the Berlin-based punk-jazz band The Magoo Brothers on their album "Beyond Believable", released on the Bouncing Corporation label in 1988.
The song refers to the "pleasant valley" high suburban boredom factor prevalent in the area, cites local characters and places, some well known. It is said that "Kenton Kev" refers in fact to Kevin Jones, the US-based property magnate, born in Kenton; the song was written by Paul Bonin, Philip Ulysses Sanders and Melanie Hickford, all of whom grew up and lived in the area. The following London Bus routes operate through the area: Stations in the area are: Kenton Station South Kenton Station Northwick Park Station Actress Michele Austin, best known as PC Yvonne Hemmingway in ITV's The Bill, attended Claremont High School in Kenton Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, the human rights lawyer, was born in Kenton Cricketer Denis Compton lived in Kenton TV exercise instructor Mr Motivator lived in Kenton Mary Millington, 1970s sex symbol, was born in Kenton Actress Sophie Okonedo lived in Kenton Stuart "Psycho" Pearce, football manager and former player, attended Claremont High School in Kenton Actress Pam St. Clement, best known as Pat in BBC soap EastEnders, lived in Kenton Journalist and broadcaster John Timpson was born in Kenton Footballer Darren Ward was born in Kenton Actress Mary Wimbush, best known as Julia Pargetter in BBC Radio 4's The Archers, was born in Kenton Doctor Amieth Yogarajah, best known as Amieth in BBC Three's Junior Doctors, was born and raised in Kenton Notes Further reading Ebdon, John Ebdon's England David & Charles.
ISBN 0-7153-8595-X Kenton Recreation Ground – Kenton Recreation Ground featuring The Old Bowls Cafe
USS Kenton (APA-122)
USS Kenton was a Haskell-class attack transport of the US Navy. She was built and used during World War II, she was of the VC2-S-AP5 Victory ship design type. She was named for Kentucky. Kenton was launched 21 August 1944 by the California Shipbuilding Corporation, California, under a Maritime Commission contract. Tate in command. Following shakedown along the California coast, Kenton departed Seattle 27 December carrying some 1,500 Army troops to Pearl Harbor, arriving 4 January 1945. After amphibious training maneuvers to prepare for operations in the western Pacific, she cleared Pearl Harbor 18 February with troops and equipment for the Philippines on board and arrived Leyte Gulf via Eniwetok and the Palaus 10 March. After landing rehearsals, Kenton departed Leyte 27 March to participate in the Okinawa invasion, she reached Kerama Retto 1 April, unloaded Seabee construction equipment, proceeded 3 April to Hagushi Beach, Okinawa, to discharge troops and cargo. During an air attack 6 April, Kenton's guns claimed two of the seven enemy planes that were shot down.
She completed unloading 9 April, embarked 95 battle casualties, sailed 10 April for Guam, arriving on 14 April. She sailed 16 April on a cargo run to the Philippines proceeded to Ulithi, Western Carolines, 29 April to embark casualties for passage to the United States. Returning to Guam 24 May, she embarked additional casualties and proceeded the next day en route to San Francisco, where she arrived 12 June. Kenton departed San Francisco 6 July with troop replacements for the Philippines, she reached 29 July. Embarking occupation troops for Japan she sailed 29 August, via the Philippines to Yokohama, arriving 24 September; as a unit of the "Magic-Carpet" fleet, she took on board 1,527 homebound troops. After two additional "Magic-Carpet" cruises to the western Pacific between 28 October and 26 January 1946, Kenton departed Portland, Oreg. 28 January for the East Coast. Sailing via San Francisco and the Panama Canal, she arrived Newport News 16 February, decommissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia, 28 March and transferred to the Maritime Commission the next day.
Her name was struck from the Navy List 12 April. Kenton was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet and in 1967 was berthed in James River, Virginia. In 1956 Kenton was withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet as part of a Repair Program, GAA-Arrow SS. Co. and returned. On 9 April 1973 she was sold to Union Alloys Corporation, for $91,560, to be scrapped. At 1045 EDT, on 9 October 1973 she was withdrawn from the Reserve Fleet and sent to the breaker's yard. All that remains of Kenton is her brass builder's plate. Kenton received one battle star for World War II service. List of Victory ships Liberty ship Type C1 ship Type C2 ship Type C3 ship This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Kenton is a town in Gibson and Obion counties, Tennessee. The population was 1,281 at the 2010 census, a decline of 25 from 2000; the Gibson County portion of Kenton is part of the Humboldt, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Obion County portion is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area. Kenton is located at 36°12′7″N 89°0′47″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles, of which 2.0 square miles is land and 0.04 square mile is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,306 people, 567 households, 378 families residing in the town; the population density was 653.6 people per square mile. There were 616 housing units at an average density of 308.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 84.76% White, 14.40% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population. There were 567 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families.
30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.85. In the town, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,803, the median income for a family was $37,788. Males had a median income of $27,037 versus $19,792 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,515. About 11.9% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over. Kenton is one of four communities in the United States that has a large population of white squirrels. In 2006 the population was estimated about one for every six residents.
The town celebrates this anomaly with its annual White Squirrel Festival held during the week in which the Fourth of July falls. Carl Bell, musician. Rags Faircloth, baseball player. Memphis Pal Moore, boxer