Butler County, Alabama

Located in south Alabama, Butler County was a focal point for the railroad industry during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Butler County was founded on December 13, 1819 and was named in honor of Captain William Butler, who fought in the Creek War. Butler County’s seat and largest city is Greenville, Alabama; it is adjacent to Conecuh, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Monroe, and Wilcox Counties. Butler County was created from portions of Conecuh and Monroe counties by an act passed during the first session of the Alabama Legislature in December, 1819. Fairfield was the first proposed name for the county; however, it was changed to Butler upon the passage of the bill.

The exact date of the first established settlement in Butler County is unknown. Several early records have it as early as 1814. The first settlers came to Butler County by the way of the railroad system. Threatened by European settlement, Creek warriors attacked and killed several families in in March 1818 in what is known as the Ogly Massacre. Several days later, Captain William Butler and his men were attacked and killed by Creek warriors while traveling from Fort Bibb to Fort Dale. Eventually, local settler Thomas Gary responded to the massacre by constructing several forts and requesting the governor of Alabama to provide protection. After the passage of the Treaty of Fort Jackson, the Creeks were moved west of the Coosa River.

For centuries, Butler County was known for its cotton and railroad industry. Over the turn of the century, Butler County became noted for its many thriving institutions. Education, manufacturing, government, science, entertainment, trade, and agriculture have thrived in great magnitude. Butler County is currently home to many manufacturing plants including Hysco America Corporation and Hwashin America Corporation, both of which are suppliers for Hyundai Motor Corporation.

Butler County has numerous attractions. It is the birthplace of the legendary Hank Williams, regarded by many as one of the greatest country music artists of all time and hosts the annual Hank Williams Festival. Butler County is home to Cambrian Ridge, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

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