Denton Living

Denton is a small town located in southeastern Davidson County, North Carolina. The town occupies 1.98 square miles, and is situated approximately 30 miles southeast of Winston-Salem..

Home to nearly 1,700 residents, and over 170 businesses, Denton represents small-town America at its best. For those who like to stay close to home, you can find a wide variety of restaurants, retail stores, and service providers, and small community churches right here in town. Our close proximity to Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro allows for an easy commute for those who wish to end their busy workday in a quiet place.

With High Rock Lake only 5 miles away, Denton residents enjoy one of the most coveted recreational areas in the state. We are also home to the Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion, at the Denton Farmpark—the largest display of antique farm, gasoline, and steam equipment in the Southeastern United States.

Denton is supported by our own police and fire departments. Our water treatment plant supplies abundant fresh drinking water for Denton and surrounding communities.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to raise a family, or a place to operate your business, we believe you will find Denton the perfect place in which to build your future.


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The Town of Denton Fire Department is a small fire department located in the southern part of Davidson County, NC. The Department's combination of 7 part-time employees and 23 volunteers provide fire protection to the 1 square mile town of Denton. The Department also serves a rural district outside the city limits. We currently hold a DOI Class 5/9 rating.


Our Mission: Our mission to provide the citizens of Denton with outstanding professional firefighting and rescue tactics, using industry standards and benchmarks to achieve this goal.

Our Vision: To be an organization that is dedicated to providing lifesaving acts, and providing property conservation to citizens, business owners, and guests.

Our Motto: Duty, Pride, Bravery.

The Denton Fire Department is a community organization at heart, because we are made up of citizens from the community. We participate in Street Festival, Tour De Kale, Harrison Park 5K Run, Street Treat, and other community activities throughout the year.


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The Denton Fire Department operates 3 fire engines, 1 brush truck, and 1 utilities /service truck. Visit our Fire Department Apparatus page to see more images.


Denton News

Stay informed! Read about events affecting our town.


Zoning Ordiance

Bulky Item Pickup Information

Fee Schedule

Comprehensive Land Development Plan

Davidson County Meals on Wheels in Need of Volunteers

Article on our Denton Museum page

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