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Butler County founded December 13, 1819, Butler County was formed from Conecuh and Monroe Counties. The name of Fairfield was first proposed for this county, but was changed on the passage of the bill to Butler, in honor of Captain William Butler.
Named in honor of Captain William Butler, who was born in Virginia, fought in the Creek War, and who was killed by native Americans near Butler Springs on the morning of 20 March 1818.
The earliest settler of no dispute is James K. Benson, who settled in the Flat in 1815, and built the first house ever erected in Butler County, near where Pine Flat Methodist Church now stands. Shortly after, William Ogly and John Dickerson came with their families and made a settlement on the Federal Road, about three miles south of where Fort Dale was later erected. In the fall of 1816, a party from the state of Georgia came to settle in Pine Flat, including Thomas Hill, Warren A. Thompson, Captain John Watts, and Benjamin Hill.
The county seat is GreenvillePhoto By J R Goma [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* Georgiana * Greenville * McKenzie * (part of McKenzie is in Conecuh County)*
* Bolling * Chapman * Forest Home * Spring Hill *
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Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Butler County in 1908
Jul 2016: Death Records: 1908 Deaths
Apr 2016: County: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: Bios: OLIVER; County: 1931 County Officers; Website redecorated and all pages are now mobile friendly
Oct 2015: County: 1913 County Officers
Jul 2015: 1939 Confederate Pensioners
Apr 2015: Death Records: 1860 Mortality Schedule
Mar 2015: Brick Wall; SANFORD; Bio of Capt. JAMES SANFORD - Contributed by Joel Mize
Feb 2015: Bio: HAMNER
Jan 2015: Marriage News: CRENSHAW, BELL, STEINER, HAWTHORN, PIERCE, MCMEANS, MCLEROY, MCCORD, SMITH, MASH, GILBERT, JONES, RILEY, WHIDDON, MCRAE, FITZPATRICK, KENNEDY, STEELE; Crime News: GUFFORD, WILLIAMS, CALDWELL, Death News: CRAIG, RABUN, WOMACK, ASHFORD, AUTREY, WILLIAMS, BOUTWELL, SEALE, EZEKIEL, OLIVER, MAJORS, PALMER; Misc News: 1848 Meteorite; Weather News; 1875 cyclone
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