Kensington is a small rural community of approximately 2100 people and is situated in southeastern Rockingham County, about 8 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
Kensington remains a community of farms, wetlands, woodlands & pastures. Our roads have names like Stumpfield, Wild Pasture, Drinkwater, Hemlock, Juniper, and Muddy Pond. Kensington is a community where old fashion values still prevail.
It is approximately 12 square miles in size and has four state owned roads running through it: Routes 84, 107, 108, and 150.
The downtown, though small, serves the needs of the community well and includes a Town Hall, elementary school (grades K-5), library, two churches, a volunteer Fire Department, Police Department, and cemetery.