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Greenville in Butler County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
1. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Greenville's oldest, established 1819. Captain William Butler, for whom the county was named, buried here. He was killed fighting Indians led by Savannah Jack in March, 1818. Greenville's oldest church, a community church established in 1822, formerly stood near eastern boundary.
 
Erected 1967 by Butler County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1818.
 
Location. 31° 49.689′ N, 86° 37.346′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Alabama, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of South Park Street and Deming Street, on the left when traveling south on South Park Street. 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. Site of Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Captain William Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead Monument (about 400
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School / Confederate Park (about 500 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Camellia City / Greenville (about 600 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.
 
Pioneer Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
2. Pioneer Cemetery
Captain William Butler memorial inside cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 13, 2013
3. Captain William Butler memorial inside cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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