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 Delaware governor Sherman W. Tribbitt and author Sophie Kerr, as well as the long time home of former Maryland governor Harry Hughes. 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.