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Welcome to Betterton ...

The coastal town of Betterton is located in Kent County<1>.

The location of Betterton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Betterton has a population of 317 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Betterton.

Betterton is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Betterton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Betterton is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (410), (443)<5> and (667).

The ZIP code for Betterton: 21610<6>

Websites for Betterton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kentchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Betterton, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Betterton had an population of 317 people. This is a decrease of 8.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Betterton had a population of 345 people. This makes Betterton the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 345 people, the population of Betterton decreased 8.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 376 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Betterton.

Communities near Betterton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Betterton.

  • Middletown [New Castle County]
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    • Middletown [New Castle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Betterton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,765 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<8>
  • Aberdeen [Harford County]
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    • Aberdeen [Harford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Betterton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,964 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<8>
  • Havre de Grace [Harford County]
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    • Havre de Grace [Harford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Betterton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,147 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havre de Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre de Grace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre de Grace<8>
  • Bel Air [Harford County]
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    • Bel Air [Harford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Betterton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Former names for Bel Air:
    • Belle Air
    • Belle Aire
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Air<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chestertown [Kent County]
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      • Chestertown [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Betterton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,001 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chestertown<8>
    • Perryville [Cecil County]
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      • Perryville [Cecil County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Betterton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<8>
    • North East [Cecil County]
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      • North East [Cecil County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Betterton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North East
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North East<8>
    • Rock Hall [Kent County]
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      • Rock Hall [Kent County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Betterton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hall<8>
    • Charlestown [Cecil County]
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      • Charlestown [Cecil County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Betterton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlestown<8>
    • Port Deposit [Cecil County]
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      • Port Deposit [Cecil County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Betterton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Deposit<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Betterton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Betterton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Betterton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Betterton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Betterton. See our Newspapers Page for Betterton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Betterton ...

Looking for more information about Betterton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Betterton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Betterton.

Adding Betterton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Betterton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Betterton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Betterton on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Betterton

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Kent County

About Maryland

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Betterton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kent County: www.kentcounty.com/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Kent, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Betterton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Betterton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Betterton, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Betterton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Betterton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Betterton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Betterton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BettertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Betterton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3656, Longitude: -76.0695       In this case, the coordinates for Betterton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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