Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Denton

Originally known as Finch's Crossroads, Denton is named after Denton, TX by Samuel Moses Peacock after he had been reading about the Texas town.  Peacock would later become Denton's first postmaster.  Denton is also the hometown of former major league pitcher, Max Lanier.  Lanier pitched in the majors over 14 seasons from 1938-1953 mainly for the St. Louis Cardinals.

In 2007, Denton celebrated its Centennial.  The town celebrated with a festival and parade along with a very detailed website documenting photos and stories about the town's history.

In 2013, the former M.A. Pickett Store building was overrun with junk storage.  In 2016, Derek and Brittany Campbell began restoring the old building.
The two story building was the former site of the Denton Hardware Company.  The other building once was home to a super market.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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