DENTON

Population 67,473

Altitude 620

General

Denton was established in 1857, and became the seat of Denton County. It was named for John B. Denton, a pioneer lawyer, preacher and soldier. His grave is on the courthouse lawn. The city and county are a blend of agricultural and modern industries. Recreational activities include intercollegiate sports, golf, hunting, and a wide range of water sports at nearby reservoirs. Denton is a Main Street City.

Standing guard over the city is the stately Denton Country Courthouse. Designed in 1895, it was restored in 1987. with its massive limestone walls and soaring clock tower, it has been called "the most picturesque pile of rocks in North Texas."

Cultural attractions center around the Arts Complex and two major state universities. The University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. TWU is the largest university for women in the nation.

Bed and breakfast accommodations are available.

ART GALLERIES

DENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

EVERS HARDWARE

GOWNS OF THE FIRST LADIES OF TEXAS

ISLE du BOIS STATE PARK

LITTLE CHAPEL IN THE WOODS

OAK-HICKORY HISTORIC DISTRICT

SCHOPPAUL HILL WINERY AND TASTING ROOM

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Attractions

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