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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