Botkins is a village in Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,155 at the 2010 census.
Botkins is located alongside Interstate 75 at Exit 104. Botkins is at the northern edge of Shelby County, immediately south of its border with Auglaize County. It also lies at the northern edge of the 937 area code.
Botkins was platted in 1858, and named for Richard Botkin, the original owner of the town site. A post office called Botkins has been in operation since 1877. The village was incorporated in 1881.
Botkins is located at 40°27′33″N 84°10′58″W (40.459252, -84.182793).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), of which 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
The center of the solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, will travel over the northwest corner of Botkins.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,155 people, 480 households, and 315 families living in the village. The population density was 931.5 inhabitants per square mile (359.7/km2).