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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…


(Posted 7/10/17) Hydrant Flushing…
On or around August 1, 2017 Public Works staff will be conducting water main flushing and fire hydrant inspections. This means all fire hydrants in town will be operated and inspected for proper operation. In addition, water mains will be flushed out as part of an ongoing effort to maintain high quality drinking water. During these times, customers may notice a temporary drop in water pressure. There is no need to be alarmed, as pressure will restore itself once the hydrant is closed. It is important to make sure all of our hydrants are functional, and testing and inspecting them in non emergency conditions will ensure that during an emergency, all fire hydrants will be reliable.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Phil Clark (Distribution and Collection Superintendent) or Mark Chandler, (Water and Wastewater Superintendent). You can also contact us by phone at 410-479-5446

Upcoming Events

  • 08/17/2017

    Third Thursday in Downtown Denton

    5p.m.-7p.m. – Stop and shop in downtown Denton during their Third Thursday event.
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  • 08/11/2017

    Friday Nite Cruise-In Car Show

    Join us in historic downtown Denton where the streets are closed off  to
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Denton News!

  • 07/12/2017

    Meeting Cancelled

    Please note, the Historic Review Meeting Scheduled for July 19th has been cancelled.

  • 07/10/2017

    Hydrant Flushing – Scheduled for August 1st

    On or around August 1, 2017 Public Works staff will be conducting water
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  • 06/22/2017

    Robert Clendaniel

    On the behalf of the Town of Denton, I would like to express
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  • 06/14/2017

    Trash Pick Up Schedule for July 4th

    Please Note: Due to the holiday on July 4th, town trash will be
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  • 06/12/2017

    Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting

    The Denton Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 21,
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  • 05/23/2017

    May Planning Commission Meeting

    The Denton Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 30, 2017, has been
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  • 04/28/2017

    Candle Light Police Vigil – May 9th

  • 12/31/2016

    Town Office – Early Closure

    Please note: the Town Office will be closing at 1p.m. on Thursday 12/31/15
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  • 12/30/2016

    Available Tax Credits

    Did you know there are a number of tax credits available to you if you own a home?

  • 12/29/2016

    Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting

    The Historic & Architectural Review Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, at
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  • 12/29/2016

    Election Results

    Mr. Dallas Lister was elected to the Denton Town Council. His term will begin January 2016 for 5 years. Please click above for additional details.

  • 12/29/2016

    Denton Board Vacancies

    Please submit letters of interest to serve on the Board of Appeals, Historic

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