Welcome to The Town of Denton!
Denton, seat of Caroline County, is on the Choptank River and generally near the geographic center of the county and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Denton is a trade and governmental center with a growing industrial base. We continue to benefit from our centrality in a rich agriculture area and from our location on good land and water transportation arteries.
Links of Interest
- Caroline County Tourism Office
- Denton History
- Events and Attractions
- Restaurants and Dining
- Shopping and Retail
- Arts & Entertainment
Places to Visit
Caroline Summerfest is held annually the third weekend of August. This is a free, family oriented event featuring live entertainment, fine arts and crafts, strolling entertainment, free KidzArt activities, food vendors, fireworks, hot-rods and antique car displays.
Call 1-888-sunfest (786-3378)
or visit the web site at www.carolinesummerfest.com
The event is held on the Courthouse Green and surrounding streets and the beautiful Choptank River in Denton, Maryland, and is co-sponsored by the Town of Denton and Caroline County Recreation & Parks.
Caroline Court House
Caroline County – established 1773, from parts of Queen Anne’s and Dorchester Counties – held its early courts at seven different locations until 1797 when its first courthouse was built on this site, once known as Pig Point. The 1895 replacement was renovated and extensively added to 1966. The court house was purchased, 1791, for 120 shillings.
Located on Market Street between 1st and 2nd Streets, Denton.
The Choptank River Heritage Center (CRHC)
CRHC is located along the banks of the upper Choptank River in West Denton. CRHC is housed in a turn of the century steamboat warehouse at the restored Joppa Wharf, and is one of only two remaining riverfront warehouses in Maryland and one of the last surviving such structures in the Chesapeake Bay region.
10219 River Landing Road West
Denton, Maryland 21629
Home of the Caroline County Tourism Office www.tourcaroline.com
Museum of Rural Life
This museum tells the stories of people living in Caroline County’s agriculture-base economy. The museum building includes the Taylor-Brown dwelling, the Painter’s Range log cabin, and portions of the Chance’s Desire and Skillington Right properties.
16 North Second Street
Denton, MD 21629
- Looking for additional local events? See below.
Click Here for Denton Main Street Sponsored Events.
Click Here for Caroline County Events