Butler County, Alabama
|Butler County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1819|
777.92 sq mi (2,015 km²)
776.87 sq mi (2,012 km²)
1.05 sq mi (3 km²), 0.13%
27/sq mi (10.4/km²)
Butler County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Captain William Butler, who was born in Virginia and fought in the Creek War. As of 2010 the population was 20,947. Its county seat is Greenville.
Famous Citizens[change | edit source]
- Hilary A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland
- Warren A. Thompson: noted explorer and original settler of the county
- Hank Williams: born in Butler County in 1923.
Geography[change | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 777.92 square miles (2,014.8 km2). 776.87 square miles (2,012.1 km2) (or 99.87%) is land and 1.05 square miles (2.7 km2) (or 0.13%) is water.
Major highways[change | edit source]
Adjacent counties[change | edit source]
- Lowndes County (north)
- Crenshaw County (east)
- Covington County (southeast)
- Conecuh County (southwest)
- Monroe County (west)
- Wilcox County (northwest)
Settlements[change | edit source]
Cities and towns[change | edit source]
Unincorporated communities[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- John Buckner Little, The History of Butler County, Alabama (1885).