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Butler County Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - 700 Court Square Greenville, Alabama

 

Photo taken February 2000

 

Butler County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

A County Older Than The State

 

Butler County


Created in 1819 by Act of Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by Creek Indian Nation by Treaty of Ft. Jackson, 

1814 .  Named for Capt. William Butler, soldier of Creek Indian War, 1813- 1814, early settler killed in Creek Uprising, 1818.

Early settlers from Georgia and S. Carolina came by Federal Road built by U. S. Army.  County seat first at Ft. Dale in 1819, here

at Greenville since 1821.

 

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