Butler County Alabama
Butler County was formed from Conecuh County, Alabama, and Monroe County, Alabama, by an act passed December 13, 1819, by the Legislature while in session at Huntsville. This was the first session of the Legislature of Alabama as a State. The name of Fairfield was first proposed for this county, but was changed on the passage of the bill to Butler, in honor of Captain William Butler.
Butler County Alabama Cities:
Located just half an hour south of Montgomery – where I-65, U.S. 31 and Alabama’s Highway 10 converge – Greenville is the county seat of picturesque Butler County.
Butler County Alabama Towns:
Georgiana is located in Butler County in southern part of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government. Georgiana is the birthplace of legendary country music star Hank Williams.
McKenzie straddles the border in south-central Butler and northeast Conecuh County in the south-central part of the state; most of the town is in Butler County. The town of McKenzie sprang up around a branch line of the Alabama and Florida Railroad to Andalusia, Covington County, around 1899. Originally called Persimmon Creek, in 1900 the town was named after Bethune Beaton McKenzie, a Civil War veteran, a civil engineer responsible for building a number of railroad lines in Alabama, and a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1901.
Butler County Alabama Communities:
Chapman is an unincorporated community in Butler County, Alabama. Chapman is located on County Route 37, 2.9 miles west-northwest of Georgiana. Chapman has a post office with ZIP code 36015.
Chapman is located on the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad and was founded as a lumber town. It was the headquarters of the W. T. Smith Lumber Company, one of the oldest lumber firms in Alabama. At one point, Chapman contained three sawmills, a veneer mill, a box factory, two barrel factories, and forty-four company houses.
Forest Home, Alabama
Forest Home is an unincorporated community in Butler County, Alabama. There is a brief but informative history of Forest Home, Alabama available here.