THE TOWN OF KENTWOOD
ESTABLISHED IN 1893
Kentwood is a rural and northernmost town in Tangipahoa Parish that sits in-between HWY 51 and Interstate 51. It was named after Amos Kent, who owned a mill here in the late 1800's.
Known in the past as the "Dairy Capitol of the South" our town is now most known for "Kentwood Springs Water" a large bottling complex on the west side of town.
Due to its relatively high elevation compared to the rest of Tangipahoa Parish, Kentwood is at a lower risk of widespread flooding and according to usa.com Kentwood's tornado risk is 5% below the Louisiana average.
The town takes up approximately seven square miles and according to 2014 data, the town has a population of 2,310.
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