Our Denton TX

Denton started out as a Peters Colony named after William S. Peters from Kentucky, who obtained a land grant from the Texas Congress in the mid-1800’s. In 1843, Texas Legislature voted for the initial settlement that was located in the southeast part of the county to become Denton County. Both the town and the county were named after a John B. Denton. John B. Denton was a lawyer and a preacher who was killed by Kichai people in 1841 in a skirmish.  That clash took place in the area known today as a Tarrant County. It is interesting that two other towns were named as a county seat before Denton. Those two towns were Alton and Pickneyville. Denton was proclaimed as the county seat in 1857 and during that year a commission named the first streets and laid out the city. Ten years later Denton was incorporated, and J.B. Sawyer was the first mayor. As the city was developing and growing, it quickly became the hotspot and trade center for the cottage and mill industries. When the Texas and Pacific Railway came to Denton in 1881, it provided the city with a first railway connection, and it led to an influx of people moving in the area. In 1890 North Texas Normal College was established, today that college is known as University of North Texas. Later, in 1903, Girls’ Industrial College was also founded, today known as Texas Woman’s University. As both of those universities were getting bigger in size, they had more impact on Denton’s culture and economy. In 1980 Denton’s population grew from 27, 000 residents do 48, 000. Connection and proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through the I-35W and I-35E played a vital role in city’s rapid growth. Also, when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974, it began ways for people from all over the country to come and start a business and raise a family. Heavy manufacturing companies such as Peterbilt and Victor Equipment Company arrived in Denton in 1980’s, and they joined older local manufacturers such as Morrison Milling Company and Moore Business Forms. In the period from 1990 to 2000 population grew from 66, 000 to 80, 000 residents.

Business and Economy

Over 20, 000 people in Denton are employed in the general retail sectors, manufacturing and in social, health and educational services. Largest employees are Texas woman’s University, Denton Independent School District and the University of North Texas. They employ over 12, 000 people. The City of Denton employs around 1, 400 people.

Cultural life and Arts

Denton is a home to a couple of annual cultural and artistic events which attract resident and people from all over the country. The North Texas State Fair Rodeo is one of the longest running annual festivals; it goes way back to 1928, and its goal is to promote cowboy culture in Texas. The Denton Municipal Airport is hosting Denton Airshow every year since 1998. Airplane exhibits and aerial demonstrations attract over 10, 000 people. Denton can also take pride in the fact that it has the largest community garden in all of the United States. It is called Shiloh Field Community Garden, and it stretches across the 14.5 acres of land. With all that being said, it is our honor and pleasure to be a part of a community such as Denton, TX. We at Reilly Roofing are at your service for any roofing problem of concern you might have. Whether you are a house owner or a business owner, we can provide you with high-quality service at affordable and competitive prices. If your roof or gutters require repair,replacement or if you are interested in insurance claim service, contact your favorite company for roofing in Denton, TX. Your roof is safe in our hands.

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