We are the definitive Eastern Shore town. A place where farmers still gather on the courthouse lawn, where shops and restaurants line Market Street, and where kids gather after school at the library downtown. We look forward with measured steps… with creative spaces for artists inspired by the spectacular scenes of life on the Eastern Shore and places where you can dine on its bounty. We live life unhurried and unhassled yet we look forward with foresight and vision. Our history is tightly woven with farms and fields, African American heritage, and the dark Choptank water that laps our shore.
Discover our place… Denton, Maryland, the pace is different here.
Denton, Maryland, 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 trading center for a fairly wide agricultural area. Its industrial plants included vegetable canneries, a basket and crate factory, fertilizer, overalls and pearl button plants. 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 is still welcoming commerce. Centrally located on the East Cost, the town is a perfect place for any business, large or small. While in a rural setting, large highways surround the area providing easy access to a full service industrial park. Located on the river, the charming town is a perfect place to live and work offering a variety of housing in a historic rural setting. Come see our “treasures”, relax and enjoy shopping and dining in our downtown.