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…

November Planning Commission Meeting – The Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018, has been cancelled.
Denton Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting – The Meeting scheduled for November 21, 2018, has been rescheduled for November 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
Town Council Election Results (11/7/18)

Denton Town Council Elections Update 

The Denton Town Elections were held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Voting began promptly at 7:00 AM and was held until 8:00 PM. This year residents voted to fill one position on the Town Council.


189 Resident’s came to the Town Office to cast votes

And the results are:



  • Abigail McNinch – received 176 votes and was elected to serve a 5 – year term**
  • 13 Write ins


**Abigail McNinch was re-elected into office and will be sworn in and begin serving a 5-year term at the first Council meeting in January 2019.  In January, the Council will also appoint one of its members to serve as the Mayor for 2019.


A special thank you to the Board of Election Supervisors (Election Judges) for doing a tremendous job overseeing this year’s election activity.


Next years Election is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2019. Advertising for Candidate’s and voter requirements for the next election will begin in Sept. 2019.


(11/5/18) Town Council Celebrating Novembers Maryland Municipal Works Month.



Upcoming Events

  • 11/23/2018

    Created in Caroline Tour – November 23 & 24.

  • Christmas Around Caroline Events – 2018

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Denton News!

  • 11/14/2018

    Whats New Shop Hosts Author Angela Baker-Ward

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  • 11/07/2018

    November is Municipal Government Works Month

    The Town Office staff show support of Municipal Government Works month. Each year
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  • 10/30/2018

    Denton Town Council Meeting Notice

    Denton Town Council Meeting Notice   On Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:45
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  • 10/24/2018

    Traffic Safety Pledge

  • 10/16/2018

    Historic Review Vacancy

  • 10/16/2018

    Planning Commission Vacancy

  • 10/16/2018

    Ridgely Raptors Fundraiser – October 18th

  • 10/16/2018

    Gay Street Extension

    Town of Denton is working with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and
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  • 10/05/2018

    Water Bills Coming Out Soon

    TOWN OF DENTON WATER BILLS ARE COMING OUT SOON Due to unanticipated circumstances,
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  • 09/26/2018

    Bay Crossing Study Info

  • 09/12/2018

    Meeting Notice – September 17, 2018

    Denton Town Council Meeting Notice September 17, 2018 On Monday, September 17, 2018
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  • 09/11/2018

    Keep Your Community Safe.


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