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Butler in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Richard Butler

 
 
General Richard Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
1. General Richard Butler Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
General Richard Butler
Born in Ireland
One of five brothers soldiers distinguished for bravery and devoted service
Captain 2d. Pennsylvania Battalion 1776
Colonel 9th. Pennsylvania Regiment 1777
Major General United States Levies 1791
Killed in action against the Indians on
the Miami 1791
And in whose honor Butler County
was named.

"When I want a thing well done
I order a Butler to do it."

LaFayette

 
Erected 1917 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Pennsylvania Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 51.506′ N, 79° 53.736′ W. Marker is in Butler, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 8) and East Diamond Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Plaque is located between front doors of Butler County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Butler PA 16001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butler County (a few steps from this marker); Invention Of The Jeep (approx. 0.9 miles away); Reverend Richard C. Christy
General Richard Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
2. General Richard Butler Marker
(approx. 8.1 miles away); The Roeblings (approx. 8.2 miles away); George Edward Waddell (approx. 8.3 miles away); William A. Smith (approx. 8.4 miles away); KDKA "Dog House" (approx. 8.6 miles away); Major George Washington (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butler.
 
Also see . . .  Gen Richard Butler at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Butler County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
3. Butler County Court House
"Death of General Richard Butler" image. Click for full size.
Painted by Hal Sherman, May 22, 2007
4. "Death of General Richard Butler"
or "Butler's Demise" 1791 at the battle of St. Clair's Defeat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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