|— City —|
|Choctaw County and the state of Alabama|
|• Total||5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)|
|• Land||5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||213 ft (65 m)|
|• Density||348.6/sq mi (134.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0157905|
When Choctaw County was formed in 1847, Butler was created as the county seat. The town was located and settled in 1848. It is named in honor of Colonel Pierce Butler, a soldier killed in the Mexican-American War.
Public education is provided by the Choctaw County School District. Choctaw County High School has grades 7 through 12. Choctaw County Elementary School has grades K through 6. Patrician Academy is a private school (grades pre-K through 12) located in Butler.
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Notable natives [change]
- "Fact Sheet- Butler city, Alabama". American Fast Facts. United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=04000US01&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US01&_street=&_county=Butler+city&_cityTown=Butler+city&_state=04000US01&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=040&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=DEC_2000_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null®=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Owen, Thomas McAdory; Marie Bankhead Owen (1921). History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography. Harvard University: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 716. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZEkUAAAAYAAJ&dq=Clanton+alabama+history.