Welcome to Denton!

Denton, the seat of Caroline County, is steeped in history. The Town began as a tiny settlement on the Choptank River about 1781. It quickly became a trade center for a fairly wide agricultural area. In the days when commerce between the Eastern Shore and Baltimore was chiefly by water, Denton Wharf on the Choptank River was a busy loading point. Today, Denton still welcomes commerce. Located on the river, the charming town is a perfect place to live and work. Come see our “treasures”, relax and enjoy shopping and dining in our downtown.

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Breaking News

(10/19/21) Denton Public Works is reporting a Water Main Break on Gay St.
Water service will be turned off between North Sixth St. & North Tenth St.
The Town is working to repair the line as quickly as possible.
Please call the Town Office at 410-479-2050 if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience.


Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting – The Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, has been cancelled.

Historic & Architectural Review Commission Vacancy – Interested persons should submit a letter of interest by October 22, 2021.  Click here for the complete advertisement.







Notice of Public Hearings (click here for current notices)


Public Meeting Notice – September 27, 2021 (click here for details)



On the behalf of the Town of Denton, I would like to express our deepest condolences for the passing of former Councilman Dean Danielson. Dean passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021.  


Dean was a true steward of our community who, for many years, advocated tirelessly on the behalf of our residents. Dean served on the Town Council as Mayor and Council Member for four years (2010 – 2013).  He also served as a Planning Commissioner for seven years (2007–2010, 2014-2018).  In May of 2011, Dean created and facilitated our well attended monthly “Friday Night Denton Cruise-In Car Show” in downtown Denton and this event continues to occur every second Friday of the month from May through September. 


It was an honor to serve with Dean.  We will all miss him dearly, but know his legacy will live on through the people he touched and the Town he loved so much.


Abby McNinch, Mayor

Town of Denton


Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting – The Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021, has been cancelled.

Upcoming Events

  • 12/03/2021

    Festival of Trees – 2021

  • 12/02/2021

    Denton Holiday Parade & Lighting of the Green – 2021

    Join us Thursday December 2, 2021 for the annual Denton Holiday Parade and
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Denton News!

  • 10/13/2021

    Telework Assistance Program Grant

    Grant assistance is available for Caroline County businesses and nonprofits that established online sales or started teleworking opportunities between March 9, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

  • 09/20/2021

    Dunkin at Legion Road – Modifies Drive Thru Route.

    In an effort to reduce traffic backups on Legion Road for Dunkin patrons,
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  • 06/09/2021

    Maryland Citizens Redistriciting

    Click here for press release.

  • 05/17/2021

    CCCA June Events and Activities


  • 04/30/2021

    Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining

          Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Ends Restrictions on Outdoor
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  • 04/13/2021

    Denton Basketball Courts Open April 12!

  • 03/30/2021

    Governor Hogan Proclaims National Doctors’ Day in Maryland

          Governor Hogan Proclaims National Doctors’ Day in Maryland ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor
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  • 03/29/2021

    Consumer Advisory – COVID-19 Vaccinations

    Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane reminds all Marylanders that they cannot be
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  • 03/24/2021

    His Hope Ministries Fundraiser

  • 03/09/2021

    Human Service Council Community Newsletter – March-April 2021

    Click image above to read the entire newsletter.

  • 02/16/2021

    Notice of Public Hearing – March 4, 2021

    TOWN OF DENTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING               The Denton Town Council
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  • 02/01/2021

    Feb 3. Governor’s State of the State Address – 7p.m.

    Governor Hogan will deliver the seventh State of the State address virtually on
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