Historical CommissionDenton County Seal

Our Mission

The purpose of the Denton County Historical Commission (DCHC) is to preserve, protect, and promote the history of Denton County. The DCHC works closely with the Texas Historical Commission, a state agency for historic preservation.

About Us

The Denton County Historical Commission meets at 3:00 PM the third Thursday of each month, except for June, July, November, and December. Unless publicly announced otherwise, meetings are held at the Bayless-Selby House Museum, Denton County Historical Park, 317 W Mulberry Street, in Denton.

The Denton County Commissioners Court appoints a number of Boards and Committees which advise and assist in governing County programs. Members of those boards and committees are appointed primarily in January of odd-numbered years. A list of volunteers is maintained throughout the year and training sessions are held several times a year to provide an overview of available opportunities.

Members of the County Historical Commission should represent all precincts of Denton County, reflect the age range and ethnic diversity of the county, and demonstrate an active interest in historic preservation.  This is an active county committee so individuals should be prepared to participate in research and activities in one of three areas:  Cemeteries, Endangered Properties and Archeology, and Markers.

If anyone has any questions, they can be directed to Roslyn Shelton or the County Judge’s Office for more information.

110 West Hickory 
Denton, TX 76201-4168
(940) 349-2860  
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Denton County history from the Handbook of Texas Online.