History and Genealogy of Butler County Iowa

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County Information

It was established in January 15,1851 from Buchanan and Black Hawk Counties,
but not officially organized until October 2, 1854.

It was named for Kentucky native William Orlando Butler, a general and hero of the Mexican-American War,
who ran as Vice President of the United States in 1848.
The county seat is Allison



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Website updates:

10 May 2018:
Biographies: W. H. Buchholz; Charles Glenn Burling; Thomas Hunt; Richard Miner; Hon. O. F. Missman; Edwin Morrill; John Pierson Neal; Francis E. Newbury; Jerome Shadbolt; M. H. Sproul; Charles Merritt Starkweather; T. R. Tammen; Frank L. Witt

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Franklin County (west)
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Hardin County (southwest)



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