Established in 1857, the seat of Denton County is named for John B. Denton, pioneer lawyer, preacher and soldier. His grave is on the lawn at the historic courthouse on the Square. Recreational activities include golf, hunting, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports on the Trinity River.
Standing guard over this Main Street City is the stately Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. In continuous operation since 1896, it houses a museum.
Cultural attractions center on several major annual festivals, the Center for Visual Arts and two major state universities: The University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University.
The North Texas Greenbelt is a 1,500-acre wilderness corridor area that follows the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and features about 10 miles of trails and waterways.
Shoppers find great treasures in shops within its award-winning downtown district. Bed-and-breakfast accommodations also are available.