from "Dakota", 1885, Compiled by O. H. Holt
contributed by Karen Seeman
Butte County is the most northern of the counties comprising the Black Hills group. It has an area of about 1,300 square miles, and a population of perhaps 2,000. The principal industries are farming and stock-raising, for which the country is well adapted. The general character of the surface, outside the Black Hills is rolling prairie, with valleys along the streams.