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Butler County

Butler County was named for Irish born General Richard Butler (1743-1791), a Revolutionary War soldier. Butler County, Kentucky, was also named after him. The county was created from part of Allegheny County on March 12, 1800. It remained attached to Allegheny County until 1803. Butler, the county seat, was created in 1803, incorporated on February 26, 1817, and chartered as a city on January 7, 1918.

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Township map of Berks County, Pa.
Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania, with township and municipal boundaries, is taken from the US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.


From 1883 History of Butler County Pennsylvania
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