Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

Denton County Courthouse
Location Public Square
Denton, Texas
Coordinates 33°12′53.99″N 97°7′57.62″W / 33.2149972°N 97.1326722°W / 33.2149972; -97.1326722Coordinates: 33°12′53.99″N 97°7′57.62″W / 33.2149972°N 97.1326722°W / 33.2149972; -97.1326722
Built 1896[1]
Architect Wesley Clark Dodson
Architectural style Baroque
NRHP Reference # 77001438[2]
RTHL # 1208
TSAL # 220
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 20, 1977
Designated RTHL 1970
Designated TSAL 5/28/1981

The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square is the former courthouse of Denton County located in at the county seat Denton, Texas. The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square was constructed in 1896.[1] In addition to county offices, the "Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum" also calls it home. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

The Courthouse is also the final resting place of John B. Denton, the county's and city's namesake.

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located at the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. The museum is one of three Denton County museums, which also include the Bayless-Selby House Museum, and the Denton County African American Museum.

The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum focuses on the history and culture of Denton County. Exhibits include African American and Hispanic heritage, farming, weapons, dolls, Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, furniture, and special collections of American pressed blue glass, thimbles, Pecan folk art and quilts.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Historic Courthouses in Texas". Texas Historical Commission. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  2. 1 2 National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. "Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum: Historic Exhibits and Special Collections". Archived from the original on May 27, 2007. Retrieved January 26, 2009.

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