When you drive into Kent, Ill., you see a sign that says “Welcome to Kent. People: 79. Dogs: 48.”
It may not still be entirely accurate, although it’s probably not far off. This tiny town in northern Illinois is a classic blink-and-you’ll-miss-it dot on the map, the kind of place that you don’t quite have to take dirt roads to get to, but they’ll cut some time off the drive.