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  • SSgt. Oscar J. "O.J." Sitzes (1923 - 2010)
    Oscar J. (Gene) Sitzes went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene, TX with Rev....
  • Raymond Lawson Sitzes (1913 - 1977)
    Raymond Lawson Sitzes graduated from high school in 1929, moved to Dallas and spent over two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Later, he was an electronics specialist with General Dynamics an...
  • Oscar Olen Sitzes (1880 - 1961)
    Married to Beulah E. Worley Sitzes. Son of Joshua Morrison Sitzes and Nancy Jane Shipley. Oscar Olen Sitzes died at his home in Pilot Point at 11 am Thursday following an illness of about two years. ...
  • Beulah Ethel Sitzes (1893 - 1983)
  • Annie May Jarrell (1905 - 1998)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Denton County, Texas.

Before the arrival of settlers, various Native American peoples, including the Kichai and the Lenape, infrequently populated the area. The area was settled by Peters Colony landowners in the early 1840s. Until the annexation of Texas, the area was considered part of Fannin County. On April 11, 1846, the First Texas Legislature established Denton County. The county was named for John B. Denton, who was killed while raiding a Native American village in Tarrant County in 1841.

Adjacent Counties


  • Aubrey
  • Carrollton (part)
  • Celina (part)
  • Coppell (part)
  • Corinth
  • Dallas (part)
  • Denton (County Seat)
  • Fort Worth (part)
  • Frisco (part)
  • Grapevine (part)
  • Haslet (part)
  • Highland Village
  • Justin
  • Krugerville
  • Krum
  • Lake Dallas
  • Lakewood Village
  • Lewisville (part)
  • Little Elm
  • Oak Point
  • Pilot Point
  • Plano (part)
  • Roanoke
  • Sanger
  • Southlake (part)
  • The Colony

Other Towns & Communities: Argyle, Alliance (part), Bartonville, Bolivar, Copper Canyon, Corral City, Crossroads, DISH, Double Oak, Elizabethtown (Ghost Town), Flower Mound (part), Frisco West, Hackberry, Hebron (part), Hickory Creek, Lantana, Lincoln Park, Navo, Northlake, Paloma Creek, Paloma Creek South, Ponder, Prosper (part), Providence Village, Savannah, Shady Shores, Trophy Club (part), Westlake (part)



Denton County Courthouse

Old Alton Bridge

Rector Road Bridge

Denton County, 1897

Denton County Land Map, 1879

Denton praries and lakes, 1877

Denton land parces, 1871

Denton praries and lakes, 1857