Butler County, Alabama
|Butler County, Alabama|
Butler County courthouse in Greenville, Alabama
Location within Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1819|
|• Total||777.92 sq mi (2,015 km2)|
|• Land||776.87 sq mi (2,012 km2)|
|• Water||1.05 sq mi (3 km2), 0.13%|
|• Density||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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]
Adjacent counties[change | change source]
- Lowndes County (north)
- Crenshaw County (east)
- Covington County (southeast)
- Conecuh County (southwest)
- Monroe County (west)
- Wilcox County (northwest)
Settlements[change | change source]
Cities and towns[change | change source]
Unincorporated communities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- John Buckner Little, The History of Butler County, Alabama (1885).