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Carrollton in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

General William Orlando Butler

 

—Soldier - Statesman - Lawyer —

 
General William Orlando Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
1. General William Orlando Butler Marker
Inscription.
Born in Kentucky
April 19, 1791 - August 6, 1880
Transylvania University 1812
War of 1812 - Aide De Camp to Andrew Jackson
River Raisin - Pensacola - New Orleans
Mexican War - Major General of the Volunteers
Commanded 1st Volunteer Division of the Army of Occupation
Hero of the Battle of Monterey - February 18, 1848
Last Commanding General of the American Army - Mexican War
Democratic Congressman from Kentucky - 1839 - 1843
Democratic Vice-President nominee under Lewis Cass - 1848
Poet -- Boatman's Horn & Battle of the River Raisin

 
Location. 38° 40.257′ N, 85° 9.916′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from General Butler Park Road east of 11th Street (aka: St. Rd. 320). Click for map. located in the Butler Family Cemetery a short distance from the "Butler-Turpin Home" in General Butler State Park. Folks are friendly in this area - they will be more than happy to help you find the way. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1608 Highway 227, Carrollton KY 41008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Percival Pierce Butler (a few steps from this marker); Carrollton
Wide View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker and Grave Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
2. Wide View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker and Grave Stone
The Butler Family Cemetery is fenced off making photographing difficult of individual items.
(approx. one mile away); Home of Gen. Butler (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War I & World War I I Memorial - - Carroll County, Kentucky (approx. 1.1 miles away); Korea & Vietnam - - War Memorial of Carroll County Kentucky (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Price of Freedom (approx. 1.1 miles away); Scott's Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Masterson House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .  Official Web Site - U. S. Congress::. A short but good biography of William Orlando Butler. (Submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-American
 
Butler Family Cemetery - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
3. Butler Family Cemetery - Sign
Sign Inside Butler Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
4. Sign Inside Butler Family Cemetery
Other View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker & Grave Stone image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
5. Other View - - General William Orlando Butler Marker & Grave Stone
Butler - Turpin Home - Short Distance Away image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
6. Butler - Turpin Home - Short Distance Away
Back of "Butler - Turpin" Home image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
7. Back of "Butler - Turpin" Home
Summer Kitchen (Section) of  "Butler - Turpin" Home image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
8. Summer Kitchen (Section) of "Butler - Turpin" Home
Other View - - "Butler - Turpin" Home image. Click for full size.
By Ginger Drenning, August 24, 2009
9. Other View - - "Butler - Turpin" Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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