Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
In Memory of Captain William Butler
A native of Virginia.
Pioneer settler of Butler County
for whom the county is named
Massacred by the Indians
near Butler Springs
March 18, 1818
Erected 1925 by the Father Ryan Chapter U.D.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1818.
Location. 31° 49.716′ N, 86° 37.341′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker is on South Park Street south of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Located at northwest corner of Pioneer Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Park Street, Greenville AL 36037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School / Confederate Park (about 400 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Camellia City / Greenville (about 500 feet away); Butler County (approx. ¼ mile away); Butler County World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
More about this marker. The inscription has been modified to change the year from 1820 to 1818.
Regarding In Memory of Captain William Butler. On March 20th 1818, one week after the Ogly-Stroud Massacre , Captain William Butler and James Saffold, in company with William P. Gardner, Daniel Shaw and young Hinson, set out from the Fort Dale, to meet Colonel Dale, who was then marching to that point with a party of volunteers, a portion of whom they desired to induce him to send to the flat, to protect the citizens, while cultivating their fields. Advancing about two miles, Savannah Jack and his warriors -- the same who had murdered the Ogles-- fired upon them from a ravine. Gardner
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.