The city of Denton in the state of Texas, currently has a population of approximately 120,000 individuals and is the county seat of Denton County. Just north of Denton is the Oklahoma-Texas border, which is about 47 miles away and Dallas, is to the southeast around 49 miles away.
In Dayton, is the largest university within Northern Texas, the University of North Texas. Also within the city is the Texas Woman's University, that together with the University of North Texas, hosts over 45,000 students. Initially, the Texas Woman's University was a single-sex college, but during 1994, the institution became co-ed. Denton is usually characterized as a college town because of the existence of these to universities.
The city of Denton County was formed originally during 1846, as a Texas land grant. Shortly after during 1857, the city was founded. The city was named after a pioneer and Texas militia captain, John B. Denton. The city can distinguish itself from the nearby regions by establishing the two state colleges.
The city of Denton has an economy which is mostly based on retail trade, educational services, health and social, and manufacturing services. The companies in these sectors employ approximately 20,000 people. More than twelve thousand jobs are given because of the three educational institutes and the city employs approximately 1,300, of which 300 are public safety workers. The Golden Triangle Mall is among the major sources of retail trade, that hosts more than ninety specialty shops. The most outstanding businesses which have their headquarters within Denton City consist of Jostens, Peterbilt and Sally Beauty Company.
There are some festivals and events that the city of Denton hosts during the year. Each and every springtime, the city presents the Jazz and Arts festival which attracts numerous tourists from all around the United States. More than 300,000 individuals come to the annual Jazz and Arts festival and the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. Denton City was named as the "Best Music Scene" by Scene magazine in 2008. The Cinco de Mayo, Dog Days of Summer, Twilight Tunes, and the Fry Street Fair are among the other popular yearly events. Racing aficionados are happy to find that the Texas Motor Speedway is located approximately fourteen miles south and Denton Dragway is located around 5 miles north of Denton City.
There are several cultural places in the city, comprising the Bayless-Selby House Museum, Denton County, Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, Denton County Historical Museum and Texas Heritage Center, hangar 10 Flying Museum, Gowns of the First ladies of Texas, UNT Sky Theater Planetarium, Historic Downtown Denton, and Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.