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Butler County History

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

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Greenville

McKenzie
(part of McKenzie is in Conecuh County)

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 Website Updates:
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
Nov 2014: Bio: PARMER - Trans by Kim Mohler; Wesley Chapel Cemetery - Trans by Debra Hudson
Oct 2014: Mil: 1925 List of Confederate Pensioners
Sept 2014: 1830 US Census - Transcribed by Debra Hudson
Jul 2014: Mil: Civil War: Southern Claims Commission Applicants
May 2014: Mil: WWI Wounded List of 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
Apr 2014: History: Water Mills of Butler County in 1886
Feb 2014: Cemeteries: Pioneer Cemetery
Jan 2014: Death News: RAY, MURPHY; Bio: BROOK; List of Known Newspapers of Butler County
 
 
 
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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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