A post office called Denton has been in operation since 1888. The town was established at its present site when the railroad was extended to that point.
Denton is located at 47°19′8″N 109°56′48″W(47.318923, -109.946610).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 255 people, 120 households, and 64 families residing in the town. The population density was 335.5 inhabitants per square mile (129.5/km2). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 205.3 per square mile (79.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.2% White and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
Walter A. Coslet, science fiction fan and officer of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, lived here.
Don Koehler, one of the few people on record to grow over eight feet tall.
James A. Shelton, Navy ensign who received the Navy Cross posthumously for his service during the Battle of Midway.