Denton County, Texas

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Denton County, Texas
County
Denton County
Denton County Courts Building.jpg
The new Denton County Courts Building, built 1998
Map of Texas highlighting Denton County
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
FoundedApril 11, 1846
Named forJohn B. Denton
SeatDenton
Largest cityDenton
Area
 • Total953 sq mi (2,468 km2)
 • Land878 sq mi (2,274 km2)
 • Water75 sq mi (194 km2), 7.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)836,210
 • Density952/sq mi (368/km2)
Congressional districts24th, 26th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.denton.tx.us

Denton County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, 662,614 people lived there. The county seat is Denton.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1846. It was named after John B. Denton.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 953 square miles.

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