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{{ALinfobox|Butler|1819|December 13|Greenville}}  
 
{{ALinfobox|Butler|1819|December 13|Greenville}}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://butlercountyal.com/ Butler County Courthouse][[Image:Butler County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Butler County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]]<br>700 Court Square,<br>Greenville, AL 36037<br>Phone:(334) 382-7166&nbsp;  
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[http://butlercountyal.com/ Butler County Courthouse][[Image:Butler County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<br>700 Court Square,<br>Greenville, AL 36037<br>Phone:(334) 382-7166&nbsp;  
  
 
Courthouse burned April 1853 <br>Probate Judge has birth and death records 1894-1919 <br>Marriage, probate and land records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.</ref>  
 
Courthouse burned April 1853 <br>Probate Judge has birth and death records 1894-1919 <br>Marriage, probate and land records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.</ref>  
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*[http://thehouseofjossey-josey.org/Pages/Cemeteries%20Compiled/Cemeteries%20Compiled%202/Union%20Baptist%20Cemetery,%20Butler%20Co,%20AL.htm Union Baptist Cemetery]  
 
*[http://thehouseofjossey-josey.org/Pages/Cemeteries%20Compiled/Cemeteries%20Compiled%202/Union%20Baptist%20Cemetery,%20Butler%20Co,%20AL.htm Union Baptist Cemetery]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/butler/cemeteries/stpaul.txt St. Paul Methodist Church Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/butler/cemeteries/stpaul.txt St. Paul Methodist Church Cemetery]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=st.+luke+cemetery+butler+county+alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=st.+luke+cemetery&hnear=0x888e3a2cb4b20bbf:0xf8699dc8c72386f7,Butler,+AL&cid=15970211707705848035 St. Luke Cemetery]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?rls=com.microsoft:*&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=st.+luke+cemetery+butler+county+alabama&fb=1&gl=us&hq=st.+luke+cemetery&hnear=0x888e3a2cb4b20bbf:0xf8699dc8c72386f7,Butler,+AL&cid=15970211707705848035 St. Luke Cemetery]  
 
*[http://algw.org/butler/cemeteries/newprospect/newpros.htm New Prospect Methodist Church]  
 
*[http://algw.org/butler/cemeteries/newprospect/newpros.htm New Prospect Methodist Church]  
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*[http://algw.org/butler/cemeteries/ebenezer/ebenw2.htm Ebenezer West Cemetery]  
 
*[http://algw.org/butler/cemeteries/ebenezer/ebenw2.htm Ebenezer West Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/butler/cemeteries/smith.txt Smith Family Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/butler/cemeteries/smith.txt Smith Family Cemetery]  
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135761,n,elizabeth%20cemetery.cfm Elizabeth Cemetery] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1328809146179_15" />
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135761,n,elizabeth%20cemetery.cfm Elizabeth Cemetery] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1328809146179_15" />  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135784,n,oaky%20streak%20cemetery.cfm Oakey Streek Cemetery]  
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135784,n,oaky%20streak%20cemetery.cfm Oakey Streek Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/butler/cemeteries/stamps.txt Stamps Cemetery]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/butler/cemeteries/stamps.txt Stamps Cemetery]  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
  
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Butler County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1370284|item|disp=FHL Book 976.137 E7bg}}.
 
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Butler County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1370284|item|disp=FHL Book 976.137 E7bg}}.
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Butler County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Butler County.  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Butler County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Butler County.  
  
:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
 
:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C (Butler Rifles)
 
:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F (Tom Watts Rifles)
 
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E "J. Powell's Dragoons"  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E "J. Powell's Dragoons"  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company I  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company I  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company E  
:- [[33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
 
:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I
 
:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
 
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "Greenville Guards"  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F "Greenville Guards"  
:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G "Jeff Davis Rangers"
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:- [[9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G "Jeff Davis Rangers"  
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:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and K
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:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C (Butler Rifles)
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:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F (Tom Watts Rifles)
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:- [[33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C, D and H
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:- [[58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E
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:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H and I
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:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free.
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free.
  
:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
  
:*'''1853–1870, 1913, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1853–1870, 1913, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
  
:*'''1853–1870''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1853–1870''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
  
 
:*[http://algw.org/butler/marriages.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
 
:*[http://algw.org/butler/marriages.htm Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
 
:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
  
:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Butler County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/butlercounty.pdf book].  
 
Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Butler County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/butlercounty.pdf book].  
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png  Alabama Gotoarrow.png  Butler County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1894
1853
1894
1865
1853
1853
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent Counties
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Online Records


Butler County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 13, 1819
County Seat Greenville
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse
Butler County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg

700 Court Square,
Greenville, AL 36037
Phone:(334) 382-7166 

Courthouse burned April 1853
Probate Judge has birth and death records 1894-1919
Marriage, probate and land records [1]

History

Parent County

1819--Butler County was created 13 December 1819 from Conecuh and Montgomery Counties.
County seat: Greenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss 

1853 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Butler County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 551.

  • Little, John Buckner. The History of Butler County, Alabama: From 1815 to 1885: With Sketches of Some of Her Most Distinguished Citizens and Glances at Her Rich and Varied Resources. Cincinnati: Elm St. Print. Co., 1885. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Cemeteries

Additional Butler County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

For tips on accessing Butler County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1820 1,405
1830 5,650 302.1%
1840 8,685 53.7%
1850 10,836 24.8%
1860 18,122 67.2%
1870 14,981 −17.3%
1880 19,649 31.2%
1890 21,641 10.1%
1900 25,761 19.0%
1910 29,030 12.7%
1920 29,531 1.7%
1930 30,195 2.2%
1940 32,447 7.5%
1950 29,228 −9.9%
1960 24,560 −16.0%
1970 22,007 −10.4%
1980 21,680 −1.5%
1990 21,892 1.0%
2000 21,399 −2.3%
2010 20,947 −2.1%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Butler County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Butler County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2006. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.137 E7bg.

Local Histories

  • Little, John Buckner. The History of Butler County, Alabama 1815 to 1885. Cincinnati, Ohio: Elm St. Printing, 1885. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Little, John Buckner. The History of Butler County, Alabama: From 1815 to 1885: With Sketches of Some of Her Most Distinguished Citizens and Glances at Her Rich and Varied Resources. Cincinnati: Elm St. Print. Co., 1885. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

 Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Butler County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Butler County.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E "J. Powell's Dragoons"
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company H "Sandy Williams' Guards"
- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I
- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company E
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F "Greenville Guards"
- 9th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G "Jeff Davis Rangers"
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and K
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C (Butler Rifles)
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F (Tom Watts Rifles)
- 33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C, D and H
- 58th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H and I
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 61st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C



Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Butler County is in District 1.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1853–1870, 1913, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1853–1870 "Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920"at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.
Vital Record Substitutes

A free collection of obituaries and death notices from various funeral homes in the Butler County area has been put together by GenealogyBuffs:

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Butler County has one book.


Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 35.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).