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Kentville in located in Kings County, and holds the county seat. Kentville was an accessible crossing point along the tumultuous Cornwallis River, thus making it a convenient location for sailors to settle. Originally known as Horton's Corner, Kentville was first settled by Acadians. However, in 1755 the Acadians were expelled from Kentville by the New England Planters. Under British order, the town name was changed in 1826 after the Duke of Kent, brother of King George III. At one time, Kentville was dubbed "the Devil's half acre" due to its reputation as a place for horse races and rowdy drinking.
Kentville was once a thriving railway town, which increased its apple business, brought mills, dairies and large factories in. In post WWII, Kentville's economy suffered setbacks to both its industry and its heritage. Today, Kentville is one of the larger towns in the Annapolis Valley.
Kentville offers the Apple Blossom Festival, the Kentville Harvest Festival, the Torchlight Parade, the Kentville Home Show and various tourism itineraries. Kentville also offers live theatre and all kinds of outdoor fun. Kentville is located 103 km (64 mi.) northwest of Halifax.
Kentville accommodations include motels and bed and breakfasts.
|Allen's Motel||Hotel||Kentville||384 Park St (Hwy 1)|
|Sun Valley Motel||Hotel||Kentville||905 Park St|
|The Grand Street Inn||B&B||Kentville||160 Main St|
|Wickwire House B&B||B&B||Kentville||183 Main St|