Butler Alabama

Butler Alabama History

Butler Alabama Map
Butler Alabama Map

Butler is the seat of Choctaw County, which lies on the Mississippi border in southwest Alabama. Barrytown, established in 1842, was the first seat of Choctaw County, which was not created until 1847. The following year, the state legislature authorized the relocation of the county seat closer to the geographic center of the county. The new county seat was named for Col. Pierce Butler, a South Carolina native who was killed in the Mexican-American War and may have had relatives in the area.

Butler Alabama Events and Places of Interest

Both the Choctaw County Courthouse (ca. 1906-07) and the Zack Rogers House (ca. 1880) are on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The private, nine-hole Choctaw Country Club lies just east of town. The town hosts Butler Fest each October, and the event features food, arts and crafts, children’s events, a 5K run for adults and a children’s run, and live music.

Zack Rogers Park

1512 W. Pushmataha Street
Butler, AL 36904

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Choctaw County Courthouse

Historic Site

117 South Mulberry Ave
Butler, AL 36904

Built in 1906-1907 this courthouse houses public records and research material for the probate office. A Confederate Soldier Monument carved in Italy was erected in 1936. The original building was erected in 1848 but two fires caused the citizens of Choctaw County to rebuild. The latest wing was completed in 1965. A Military Memorial Walkway leads to the courthouse that commemorates Choctaw County dead and other serving in war or peace.