Butler, Alabama

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Brewton, Alabama
Location in Choctaw County and the state of Alabama
Location in Choctaw County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 32°5′29″N 88°13′14″W / 32.09139°N 88.22056°W / 32.09139; -88.22056
CountryUnited States
 • Total5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 • Land5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
213 ft (65 m)
 • Total1,770
 • Density348.6/sq mi (134.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-11032
GNIS feature ID0157905

Butler is a city in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,952.[1] The city is the county seat of Choctaw County.

History[change | change source]

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.[2]

Education[change | change source]

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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References[change | change source]

  1. "Fact Sheet- Butler city, Alabama". American Fast Facts. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  2. Owen, Thomas McAdory; Marie Bankhead Owen (1921). History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography. Harvard University: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 716.