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Encyclopedia > Butler County, Pennsylvania
Butler County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 12, 1800
Seat Butler
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,058 km² (795 mi²)
2,042 km² (789 mi²)
16 km² (6 mi²), 0.79%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

174,083
85/km² 
Website: www.co.butler.pa.us

Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 174,083. Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Butler_County. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Butler is a city in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Pittsburgh Metro Area is the U.S. Census defined seven county region surrounding the city of Pittsburgh in southwestern Pennsylvania, United States of America. ... In 2000, censuses were conducted in United States: The 22nd federal United States 2000 Census Costa Rica: The 9th Costa Rican Census of population. ...


Butler County was created on March 12, 1800 from part of Allegheny County and named in honor of General Richard Butler. Its county seat is Butler6. March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... Pittsburgh skyline The Allegheny County Courthouse Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Richard Butler (April 1, 1743-November 4, 1791) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War who later died fighting Indians in Ohio. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Butler is a city in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Law And Government

Pennsylvania State Senate

  • Mary Jo White, Republican, Pennsylvania's 21st Senatorial District
  • Jane C. Orie, Republican, Pennsylvania's 40th Senatorial District
  • Donald C. White, Republican, Pennsylvania's 41st Senatorial District
  • Robert D. Robbins, Republican, Pennsylvania's 50th Senatorial District

The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

Pennsylvania House Of Representatives

The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Pennsylvanias 8th Legislative District encompasses Mercer County and Butler County includes the following areas: Mercer County Grove City, Pennsylvania Findley Township, Pennsylvania Jackson Township, Pennsyvania Liberty Township, Pennsyvania Mercer, Pennsylvania Pine Township, Pennsyvania Springfield Township, Pennsylvania Wolf Creek Township, Pennsylvania Butler County Brady Township, Pennsylvania Center Township, Pennsyvania Cherry... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Pennsylvanias 11th Legislative District is located in Butler County and includes the following areas: Butler County Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania Butler, Pennsylvania Butler Township, Pennsylvania Chicora, Pennsylvania Clearfield Township, Pennsylvania Connoquenessing Township, Pennsylvania Donegal Township, Pennsylvania East Butler, Pennsylvania Oakland Township, Pennsylvania Summit Township, Pennsylvania Winfield Township, Pennsylvania The District... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Pennsylvanias 12th Legislative District is located in Butler County and includes the following areas: Butler County Adams Township Callery, Pennsylvania Clinton Township, Pennsylvania Connoquenessing, Pennsylvania Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania Evans City, Pennsylvania Forward Township, Pennsylvania Harmony, Pennsylvania Jackson Township, Pennsylvania Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania Lancaster Township, Pennsylvania Mars, Pennsylvania Middlesex Township... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

United States House Of Representatives

Phillip Sheridan English (born June 20, 1956) is a Congressman from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, since 1995 representing the states 3rd Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Pennsylvanias third district is located in the northwestern part of the state and includes the cities of Erie, Sharon, Butler and Meadville. ... Jason Altmire (born March 7, 1968), is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Pennsylvanias Fourth Congressional district. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Pennsylvanias fourth district is located in western Pennsylvania and includes suburbs of Pittsburgh as well as Beaver County and Lawrence County The district has an slight Republican edge. ...

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,058 km² (795 mi²). 2,042 km² (789 mi²) of it is land and 16 km² (6 mi²) of it (0.79%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Venango County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Clarion County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Crooked Creek near Ford City in Armstrong County Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh skyline The Allegheny County Courthouse Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 174,083 people, 65,862 households, and 46,827 families residing in the county. The population density was 85/km² (221/mi²). There were 69,868 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (89/mi²). The racial/ethnic makeup of the county is 97.83% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, 0.54% from two or more races; and 0.58% Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 65,862 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.


Highlights and History

Butler County is named after Richard Butler (general), a hero of the American Revolution. It is the location of Moraine State Park, with the 3,000 acre glacial lake, Lake Arthur. Lake Arthur is used for fishing and sailing, and the surrounding park is used for hiking and hunting. Richard Butler (April 1, 1743-November 4, 1791) was an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War who later died fighting Indians in Ohio. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... Moraine State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on in Brady, Clay, Franklin, Muddy Creek Township, and Worth Townships in Butler County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... “Hunter” redirects here. ...


Some famous inventions and discoveries were made in Butler County. It was in Saxonburg, that the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John Roebling, invented his revolutionary "wire rope." At what is now known as Oil Creek, Butler County resident William Smith and Edwin Drake first proved that oil could be tapped from underground for consistent supply. The Jeep was developed in Butler County by American Bantam in 1941. Saxonburg is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... Categories: Stub | 1806 births | 1869 deaths | Engineers ... Edwin L. Drake Edwin Laurentine Drake (1819-1880), also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Jeep is an automobile marque (and registered trademark) of DaimlerChrysler. ... American Bantam was the name given cars produced in Butler, Pennsylvania following the failure of the American Austin Car Company. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...


Butler County has been lived in and traveled through by famous politicians. George Washington passed through during the French and Indian War. Butler's only U.S. Senator, Walter Lowrie, built a home in 1828 that still stands behind the Butler County Courthouse. Butler's highest ranked federal official ever is William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1994-1997. He was graduated from Butler High School in 1945. In 1923, President Warren G. Harding's funeral train passed through Butler County on its way back to Washington D.C. John F. Kennedy delivered a speech in front of the Butler County Courthouse during the United States presidential election, 1960. Then in 2004, Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a speech in Saxonburg to rally support for President George W. Bush during the United States presidential election, 2004. George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: * Algonquin * Lenape * Wyandot * Ojibwa * Ottawa * Shawnee Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy American Colonies Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) The French and Indian War was the nine-year North American chapter of the Seven Years... Walter Lowrie (December 10, 1784–December 14, 1868) was an American teacher, farmer, and politician from Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Alternative meaning: William Perry (football) William James Perry (born October 11, 1927) was the U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from February 3, 1994 to January 23, 1997. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was an American politician and the 29th President of the United States, from 1921 to 1923, when he became the sixth president to die in office. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, Kennedy, John Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, or JFK, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Two major movies have also been filmed in Butler County. The first being the famous 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead that was shot near Evans City. The second was the 1996 comedy film Kingpin that was filmed in the Mars and Prospect areas. Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 black-and-white independent horror film directed by George A. Romero. ... Evans City is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Kingpin is a 1996 Farrelly brothers film starring Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray. ... Mars is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,746. ... Prospect is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,234. ...


Municipalities

Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Butler County: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ...


Cities

Butler is a city in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...

Boroughs

Bruin is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Callery is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Cherry Valley is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Chicora is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Connoquenessing is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... East Butler is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Eau Claire is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Evans City is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Fairview is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Harmony is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Harrisville is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Karns City is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Mars is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,746. ... Petrolia is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Portersville is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Prospect is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,234. ... Saxonburg is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Seven Fields is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Slippery Rock is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Valencia is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... West Liberty is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... West Sunbury is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Zelienople is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles (45 km) north of Pittsburgh. ...

Townships

Adams Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Allegheny Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Brady Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Buffalo Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Butler Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Center Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Cherry Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Clay Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Clearfield Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Clinton Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Concord Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Connoquenessing Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Cranberry Township Cranberry Township is a township in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Donegal Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Fairview Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Forward Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Franklin Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Jackson Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Marion Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Mercer Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Middlesex Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Muddy Creek Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Oakland Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Parker Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Penn Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Slippery Rock Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Summit Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Venango Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Washington Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Winfield Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Worth Township is a township located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ...

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Fernway is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Fox Run is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Homeacre-Lyndora is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Meadowood is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Meridian is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Nixon is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Oak Hills is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Sarver, Pennsylvania is a small town located in the south- eastern part of Butler County. ... Shanor-Northvue is a census-designated place located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (also known as The Rock or SRU) is a public, masters-level university that offers some doctoral programs in cooperation with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. ... Butler County Community College (often referred to as BC3) is located in Butler, Pennsylvania. ...

Technical Schools

Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts
Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Public School Districts

The Butler Area School District is a school district located in Butler in Butler County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. It has 11 elementary schools (grades K - 6), a junior high school (7 - 8), an intermediate high school (9 - 10), and a senior high school (11 - 12). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Freeport Area School District is home of the Yellow Jackets and Buffalo Elementary, South Buffalo, Junior High School, and Senior High School. ... Mars Area School District is a public school district in Pennsylvania serving the communities of Mars and Valencia Boros as well as Adams and Middlesex Townships. ... Moniteau High School is located in West Sunbury, PA. External Links Official Website ... The Seneca Valley School District is the public school district serving nine municipalities in southwestern Butler County, Pennsylvania. ... Slippery Rock Area School District is a school district in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. It operates Slippery Rock High School, as well as a middle school and three elementary schools. ... South Butler County School District is a school district located in southern Butler County, Pennsylvania and teaches students from Clinton, Jefferson, Penn, Winfield Townships, and Saxonburg Borough. ...

News

  • Butler Eagle daily newspaper
  • WBUT (AM)
  • WISR-AM
  • WLER-FM

The West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) is a State University located in the suburban satellite township of Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal. ... WISR is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Butler, Pennsylvania. ... WLER-FM is a adult top 40 station that officially serves Butler County, Pennsylvania, but can be heard in parts of northern Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. ...

Recreation

There are 2 Pennsylvania state parks in Butler County. This is a list of state parks in Pennsylvania. ...

Jennings Environmental Education Center is located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, near Butler. ... The term relict is used to refer to surviving remnants of natural phenomena. ... Prairie grasses Prairie refers to an area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. ... Moraine State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on in Brady, Clay, Franklin, Muddy Creek Township, and Worth Townships in Butler County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ...

References

Coordinates: 40°55′N 79°55′W / 40.91, -79.91 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Butler County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (482 words)
Butler County was created on March 12, 1800 from part of Allegheny County and named in honor of General Richard Butler.
In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
It was in Saxonburg, Butler County, that the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John Roebling, invented his revolutionary "wire rope." At what is now known as Oil Creek, Butler County resident William Smith and Edwin Drake first proved that oil counld be tapped from underground for consistent supply.
Description of the Geology of Butler County Pennsylvania (542 words)
Most of the county is free from glacial drift; but the line of the Terminal Moraine may be traced near its N.W. boundary, from Harrisville to Centreville and Mechanicsburg and so into Lawrence County.
The 1st, 2d, and 3d oil sands of Venango county are in Butler county overlaid by a fourth oil sand, which the Butler drillers called of course their 1st.
Outside the main oil belt and south of Butler lay a pool of oil under high gas pressure until 1884, when it was tapped by the Thorn creek wells, one of which gushed at the rate of 10,000 or 12,000 barrels a day, while neighboring wells were dry.
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