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In the year 1834, John F. Betts purchased 68 1/2 acres of land in Liberty Township Ohio.  In 1838 Betts had it surveyed into 21 lots which became the Village of Bettsville, Ohio.  By 1847 Bettsville contained seven (7) family dwellings, two (2) churches, one (1) cabinet shop, and one (1) shoe shop and  a village population of 40. 

Bettsville continued to expand and thrive and many more businesses were started and many more families settled in.  In the bitter cold of the winter of 1912, the now downtown business district that housed a department store caught fire causing the entire north State Street to burn completely.  Not one single building stood to exist.  The very next day two businessmen, Andrews and Edmonson, opened their businesses out of Andrew's kitchen.  The State Street businesses rebuilt to near what they are today. 

In 1975 the Bettsville Fire Department purchased the Sentle Trucking Company (formerly Craun Transportation) building from Mr. F.W. Craun to make it into what is now the Village Complex housing the Fire Station, Police Department and Station, EMS Building, Water and Sewer Office and Village Offices.  The Village of Bettsville is now home to approximately 670 residents with three (3) restraunts, two (2) churches, a barber shop, beauty salon, gas station/convenience store, bank and much more... making rural village life more comfortable than ever.

As best we can research, there has been "a Betts family heir" living within Bettsville since its inception.  As of 2014 there is currently one (1) direct descendent of John F. Betts living in the village!  That resident is the maternal grandson of Eualia [Betts] Biehler. 

 Information on this page was respectfully exerpted from writings of John Durrett, a long-time Bettsville resident and self-inspired village historian~
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