Denton Co. officially votes to keep Confederate monument

A memorial to a Confederate soldier will remain in Denton’s historic courthouse square.

County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously okayed a plan to keep the monument. A kiosk will be added honoring soldiers from Denton County who lost their lives in the Civil War.

Another display will explain the 100-year-old monument’s history and significance, with information about the county’s segregated past.

Last week, an advisory committee that was created to determine the fate of the monument voted 12-3 in favor of keeping it in place.

Alternatively, it would cost the county an estimated $40,000 to $60,000 to remove and relocate it.