Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Caroline Court House
Caroline County-established, 1773, from parts of Queen Anne's and Dorchester Counties — held its early courts at seven different locations until 1797 when its first courthouse was built on this site, once known as Pig Point.
The 1895 replacement was renovated and extensively added to, 1966. The courthouse was purchased 1791 for 120 shillings.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
Location. 38° 53.199′ N, 75° 49.977′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Market Street near Between 1st and 2nd Streets, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker); President Roosevelt's Speech (a few steps from this marker); Revolution or Fraud? (within shouting distance Caroline Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wars of World Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilkes Booth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland's Eastern Shore (about 300 feet away); Two Neighbors * Two Governors * Two States (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,572 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.