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
Country United States
State Alabama
County Choctaw
 • 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)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,770
 • Density 348.6/sq mi (134.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36904
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-11032
GNIS feature ID 0157905

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. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  2. Owen, Thomas McAdory (1921). History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography. Harvard University: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 716. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)