From the Cecil Democrat – January 24, 1913
J. F. Green, a resident of Betterton surprised his acquaintances in the north by writing to tell them of what a wonderful place his home town is. He says truly that Betterton is beautifully located on the Chesapeake Bay at the entrance of three rivers. It is a town of 500 people without a graveyard nor an undertaker, no lawyer, doctor or preacher, neither drug store nor saloon! It has no jail nor lockup and no need for either.