Denton is a town in Caroline County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,960 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Caroline County. Denton is the birthplace of former Maryland governor Harry Hughes, former Delaware governor Sherman W. Tribbitt, and author Sophie Kerr. The town's ZIP code is 21629. The primary telephone exchange is 479 and the area code is 410. The town is served by Maryland Routes 404, 313, 328, and 16. It borders the Choptank River. It is home to WKDI radio (840 AM).