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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 Greenville

Photo By J R Goma [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


* Georgiana * Greenville * McKenzie * Bolling * Chapman * Forest Home * Spring Hill *

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Probate Records
Dec 2017: Death News: PARMER, CHEATHAM; Visiting News: PERDUE, MAHONE, SMITH, BRYAN
Nov 2017: Death News: BRUNDAGE
Jul 2017: Crime News: GHOLSON, MORGAN, GAFFORD, MCCUE; Visiting News: STALLINGS, BASS,
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers
Nov 2016: Cemeteries: Perdue Cemetery, Harrison Cemetery, Thompson Cemetery; Sherling Lake Road Cemetery; Butler Springs Baptist Church Cemetery; Watts Cemetery; Coleman Cemetery; Manningham Cemetery; Mt. Zion Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery; Womack Cemetery; Mccoy Cemetery; Glasgow Graves; Breastwork Cemetery; Benson Cemetery; Traweek Place - Transcribed by Jan Grant
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

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Surrounding Counties

Lowndes County (north)

Crenshaw County (east)

Covington County (southeast)

Conecuh County (southwest)

Monroe County (west)

Wilcox County (northwest) 




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