Alabama Counties: Butler County
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Butler County was created by the first session of the Alabama legislature on 1819 Dec. 13, from parts of Monroe and Conecuh Counties. It was named for Capt. William Butler, a soldier of the Creek War of 1813-14. Butler County lies in the south-central part of the state, and borders Lowndes, Crenshaw, Covington, Conecuh, Monroe, and Wilcox counties. Butler County encompasses 763 square miles.
The county seat is located at Greenville, which was originally named Buttsville. Other towns and communities include Chapman, McKenzie, and Georgiana.
The Greenville Advocate online
Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.
Updated: December 14, 2011