The population was 28,904 in the 2010 Census and was estimated at 30,071 in 2016.

A lock and attached arch dam, however, was completed in 1836.

In the era leading up to the American Civil War, Franklin Mills was an active stop on the Underground Railroad, giving fugitive slaves shelter on their escape to Canada.

It is located along the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio on the western edge of the county.

state of Ohio and the largest city in Portage County.

They were joined by John's brother George and their father Jacob Haymaker and their families early the next year, and built a gristmill in 1807.

Initial growth in the area was slow, but eventually two small villages would develop due to the potential for power generated by the Cuyahoga River that could be used in gristmills and manufacturing.Part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Kent was settled in 1805 and was known for many years as Franklin Mills.Settlers were attracted to the area due to its location along the Cuyahoga River as a place for water-powered mills.There were three notable stops in Franklin Mills, one of which still stands as of 2010.In 1863 the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad was constructed through Franklin Mills, due largely to the efforts of local businessman Marvin Kent, son of Zenas Kent.As part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, the area was divided into survey townships in 1798 and almost all of what is now Kent was originally part of Town 3 Range 9, which would eventually be known as Franklin Township.