Region: Prairies and Lakes
Denton, the county seat of Denton County, is on Interstate Highway 35 where it forks to become 35E to Dallas and 35W to Fort Worth near the center of the county. Less than forty miles north of the cities, Denton has become closely associated with the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The city was not an early settlement. It was founded in 1857 in order to become the county seat, because residents wanted one located near the center of the county. Hiram Cisco, William Woodruff, and William Loving donated 100 acres as the site for the town, which, like the county, was named in honor of John B. Denton. A commission composed of Otis G. Welch, sometimes known as the "Father of Denton," county surveyor Charles C. Lacy, and Joseph A. Carroll laid out the city. Although it was established in 1857 and a courthouse was built on the north side of the square, Denton was not incorporated until 1866. The charter provided for election of a mayor and five aldermen. J. B. Sawyer was elected the first mayor. Read more @ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hed05
Denton Points of Interest
Samuel A. Bayless and his wife, Mary, came to Denton from Monroe County, Tennessee. Samuel purchased a two-roomed farmhouse, located at what we know now as 1301 Myrtle Street, Denton, in 1884. That fa....
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