Latitude / Longitude:
4,206 ft (1,282 m)
Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Kent is an unincorporated community in Culberson County, Texas, United States. It lies just north of Interstate 10 at Exit 176, ten miles west of the beginning of Interstate 20 and four miles west of the eastern Culberson County boundary. It is sandwiched between the railroad, immediately to its north, and the interstate. As of 2005, its composition was a population estimated at 60 residents and three small businesses – a general store, a service station and a post office, as well as ruins of a public school and other businesses which flourished until the 1960s.
As of 2014, only the general store remained in operation; the nearest service station is in Plateau, 18 miles west along the Interstate. It therefore has had no medical, pharmaceutical, public educational, legal, police, fire or other governmental services beyond the post office within its boundaries, the nearest source of these being in Van Horn, 37 miles west. There are also no motels, hotels or trailer/RV parks, restaurants or other tourist services. The surrounding county area which it serves contains semi-desert land supporting large cattle ranches.