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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Denton.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Denton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dallas. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southeast of Denton. Dallas has a population of 1,341,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fort Worth. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the south of Denton and has a population of 874,000 people.

For comparison, Denton has a population of 136,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Allen   [Map]   100,685   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Arlington   [Map]   396,394   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   135,710   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Flower Mound   [Map]   76,681   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Frisco   [Map]   177,286   E   18 miles [29 km]
Garland   [Map]   238,002   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grand Prairie   [Map]   193,837   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Irving   [Map]   240,373   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lewisville   [Map]   106,021   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   68,928   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
McKinney   [Map]   181,330   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mesquite   [Map]   143,949   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
North Richland Hills   [Map]   70,441   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Plano   [Map]   286,143   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richardson   [Map]   116,783   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Argyle   [Map]   4,100   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bartonville   [Map]   1,732   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Copper Canyon   [Map]   1,457   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Corinth   [Map]   21,152   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Corral City   [Map]   45   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cross Roads   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cross Roads   [Map]   1,302   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hickory Creek   [Map]   4,596   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Highland Village   [Map]   16,587   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Krugerville   [Map]   1,695   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Krum   [Map]   5,020   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Dallas   [Map]   7,958   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lincoln Park   [Map]   521   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oak Point   [Map]   4,218   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shady Shores   [Map]   2,890   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Denton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Denton.

Denton County ...

Denton is located in Denton County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Denton County: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Grayson, Tarrant & Wise.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Denton ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Denton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Denton ...

Looking for more information about Denton? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Denton.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Denton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Texas

    Texas Tourism
    Parks for Texas

    Fishing in Texas
    Hunting in Texas

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Texas Statewide Tourism
    Denton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Denton


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas

Airports Near Denton ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Denton.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Denton Muni.(ICAO: KDTO)   [Map]   DTO   WSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Northwest Rgnl.    [Map]   52F   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]   AFW   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Aero Country Airport   [Map]   T31   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Addison Airport (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]   ADS   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Decatur Muni.(ICAO: KLUD)   [Map]   LUD   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Denton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Denton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]   AFW   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Addison Airport (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]   ADS   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Denton Muni.(ICAO: KDTO)   [Map]   DTO   WSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Northwest Rgnl.    [Map]   52F   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Aero Country Airport   [Map]   T31   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Decatur Muni.(ICAO: KLUD)   [Map]   LUD   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Worth Meacham Intl. (FTW/KFTW)   [Map]   FTW   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gainesville Muni.(ICAO: KGLE)   [Map]   GLE   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Collin County Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]   TKI   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
McKinney Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawton - Fort Sill Rgnl.   (LAW/KLAW)   [Map]
        Website for Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Denton Muni.   (ICAO: KDTO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decatur Muni.   (ICAO: KLUD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Worth Meacham Intl.   (FTW/KFTW)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Worth Meacham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gainesville Muni.   (ICAO: KGLE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Collin County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKI)   [Map]
        Website for Collin County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grand Prairie Muni.   (ICAO: KGPM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arlington Muni.   (ICAO: KGKY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Exec.   (RBD/KRBD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grayson Co. Airport   (ICAO: KGYI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockwall Muni.   (ICAO: KF46)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl.   (GRK/KGRK)   [Map]
        Website for Killeen - Fort Hood Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)   [Map]
        Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Worth Alliance Airport   (AFW/KAFW)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Worth Alliance Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Addison Airport   (ICAO: KADS)   [Map]
        Website for Addison Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wichita Falls Muni.   (SPS/KSPS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waco Rgnl.   (ACT/KACT)   [Map]
        Website for Waco Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Denton County: www.co.denton.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Denton.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Denton. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Denton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Denton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2166, Longitude: -97.1331     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Denton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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