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Caroline County

Caroline County is named for Lady Caroline Eden, who was the daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Queen Anne’s County

E – Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County, Delaware

S – Dorchester County

W – Talbot County and Queen Anne’s County


Created:  June 15, 1773                         Map of Maryland highlighting Caroline County

County Seat: 

Several locations  1773 – 1797

Denton                  1797 – present


County Courthouse – Denton  


Location:  109 Market Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1895  – 1896

Style:  Georgian  Revival

Architect:  Joseph H Bernard

Contractor:  Stemmons & Lankford


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Denton. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a small balcony above the entrance. On the center of the roof is a large square white colored cupola with bell shaped dome with a clock at the top. An addition was built on the north side in 1966. The architect was Walton & Madden and the contractor was Field Construction Company.


See:  The 2nd Judicial Circuit includes Cecil County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County and Talbot County.


History:  The previous courthouse was presumed to have been designed by William Buckland of Annapolis and built in 1797. The building was replaced by the present courthouse which cost $21,000 to construct. The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Worchester County and the contractors were the same.


County District Court – Denton  



Location:  207 South 3rd Street / Fountain Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  UDelmar Architects Inc. of Olney

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has three square opening with a recessed entrance at the center opening. The sides are inclined towards the center which has a sloped roof and rise at the center section.



County Courthouse – Denton

























Photos taken 2013