Near Carrollton in Carroll County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Col. Percival Pierce Butler
1761 - 1821
Col. Percival Butler was appointed Ky.'s first adjutant gen. in Gov. Isaac Shelby's first term. Born in Penn., he was with Washington at Valley Forge and Lafayette at Yorktown. Immigrated to Jessamine Co., Ky., then moved to Carrollton, 1796. Establishing office in his Carrollton home, Butler served as adjutant general until ca. 1817.
Col. Butler served on staff of Maj. Gen. Samuel Hopkins during War of 1812. Following military service, he was elected clerk of Carroll County, serving until his death. Buried in Butler Family Cemetery, Carrollton. Butler Co., Kentucky, named for Percival's brother, Richard; Butler State Park named for his son, William Orlando. Presented by Kentucky National Guard.
Erected 2002 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2080.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 40.269′ N, 85° 9.913′ W. Marker is near Carrollton, Kentucky, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from General Butler Park Road east of 11th Street (Road 320). Touch for map. Folks are friendly in this area - they will
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General William Orlando Butler (a few steps from this marker); Carrollton (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); The Masterson House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Scott's Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
Also see . . . Official Web Site - - Kentucky National Guard Museum::. A well done biography of Adjutant General Percival Pierce Butler. (Submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. submitted on September 2, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.