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10 Interesting Facts About Kentville

Facts About Kentville

  • Kentville is a town in Kings County, Nova Scotia. It is one of the main towns in the Annapolis Valley, and it is the county seat of Kings County.
  • Kentville owes its location to the Cornwallis River which downstream from Kentville becomes a large tidal river.
  • The Mi’kmaq name for the location was “Penooek”.
  • The area was first settled by Acadians, who built many dykes along the river to keep the high Bay of Fundy tides out of their farmland.
  • The town was originally known as Horton’s Corner but was named Kentville in 1826 after Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, who resided in Nova Scotia from 1794 to 1800.
  • The Apple Blossom Festival, founded in 1933 is held each May to celebrate the blossoming of the local apple industry, one of the region’s richest forms of agriculture.
  • The Estimated Population of Kentville is 6,271.
  • Kentville is twinned with Camrose, Alberta, Canada & Castel di Sangro, Abruzzo, Italy.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Kentville was 37.8 °C on 12 August 1944. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −31.1 °C on 1 February 1920.
  • Kentville developed a reputation for rowdy drinking and horseraces in the early 19th century, earning the nickname “the Devil’s half acre.”
Facts About Kentville
Facts About Kentville

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