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Welcome to Denton ...

The town of Denton is located in Caroline County<1> and is the County Seat for Caroline County.

The location of Denton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Denton has a population of 4,522 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Denton.

Denton is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Denton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Denton: (410), (443)<5> & (667)

The ZIP code for Denton: 21629<6>

Websites for Denton ...

Official Website: www.dentonmaryland.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Denton had an population of 4,522 people. This is an increase of 2.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Denton had a population of 4,418 people (or 13.36% of the total population of Caroline County). This makes Denton the county's most populous community.

The population of Denton represents 0.08% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,418 people, the population of Denton increased 49.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,960 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Denton.

Communities Also Named Denton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Denton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Denton.

Communities near Denton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Denton.

  • Easton [Talbot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton [Talbot County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Denton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,611 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<8>
  • Seaford [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaford
    • Seaford [Sussex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Denton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaford<8>
  • Centreville [Queen Anne's County]
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    • Centreville [Queen Anne's County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Denton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<8>
  • Harrington [Kent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington
    • Harrington [Kent County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Denton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,663 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Federalsburg [Caroline County]
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      • Federalsburg [Caroline County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Denton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federalsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federalsburg<8>
    • Bridgeville [Sussex County]
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      • Bridgeville [Sussex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Denton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeville<8>
    • Hurlock [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurlock
      • Hurlock [Dorchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Denton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurlock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurlock<8>
    • Greensboro [Caroline County]
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      • Greensboro [Caroline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Denton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<8>
    • Ridgely [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
      • Ridgely [Caroline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northwest of Denton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgely
    • Felton [Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felton
      • Felton [Kent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Denton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Felton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Denton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Denton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Denton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Denton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Denton. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Denton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Denton ...

Looking for more information about Denton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Denton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Denton.

Adding Denton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Denton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Denton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Denton on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Denton on our Genealogy Page.

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About Caroline County

About Maryland

The official website for Denton: www.dentonmaryland.com/

The official website for Caroline County: www.carolinemd.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Caroline, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Denton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Denton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Denton, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Denton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Denton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Denton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Denton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8776, Longitude: -75.8296       In this case, the coordinates for Denton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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