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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Planning Commission Working Session – A Working Session is scheduled for Tuesday, May  10, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the Denton Town Office to discuss the Comprehensive Plan.



HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING – The Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, 2022, has been cancelled.


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Denton News!

  • 03/07/2022

    4th Street Closed to Traffic

      PLEASE NOTE:  4th Street (between Market and Franklin St.) will be closed
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  • 03/03/2022

    Maryland Low Income Household Water Assistance Program Information

  • 01/13/2022

    Office Fire Safety Alert

  • 01/04/2022

    2021 Holiday Parade Trophy Winners

  • 01/04/2022

    Decoration Contest Winners – 2021

  • 11/03/2021

    Municipal Government Works Month 2021

    As part of an annual campaign with the Maryland Municipal League, Denton is honored to fly the MGW flag each November to highlight the municipality. This program reaches out to the community and schools to teach what a municipality does and how one can get involved. #MGW

  • 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!

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