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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Butler County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Butler County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Butler County, AL (25) Conecuh County, AL (26) Covington County, AL (17) Crenshaw County, AL (10) Lowndes County, AL (28) Monroe County, AL (23) Wilcox County, AL (20)  ButlerCounty(25) Butler County (25)  ConecuhCounty(26) Conecuh County (26)  CovingtonCounty(17) Covington County (17)  CrenshawCounty(10) Crenshaw County (10)  LowndesCounty(28) Lowndes County (28)  MonroeCounty(23) Monroe County (23)  WilcoxCounty(20) Wilcox County (20)
Greenville is the county seat for Butler County
Adjacent to Butler County, Alabama
      Conecuh County (26)  
      Covington County (17)  
      Crenshaw County (10)  
      Lowndes County (28)  
      Monroe County (23)  
      Wilcox County (20)  
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1 Alabama, Butler County, Forest Home — The Butler Massacre / Fort Bibb
(obverse) The Butler Massacre On March 20, 1818, Capt. William Butler, Capt. James Saffold, William Gardener, Daniel Shaw and John Hinson left Fort Bibb to meet Col. Sam Dale. They were attacked near Pine Barren Creek by Savannah . . . Map (db m83259) HM
2 Alabama, Butler County, Fort Deposit — Oak Bowery
In March 1863 Francis and Sarah Sheppard gave 3 acres of land to Methodist Episcopal Church South as a place for worship and burial. 2 more acres given by Alexander and Mary Sheppard Oct. 1868. Property sold to County Line Primitive Baptist Church . . . Map (db m70838) HM
3 Alabama, Butler County, Georgiana — City of Georgiana / GA~ANA TheatreFounded in 1855 / Opened 1939
City of Georgiana Founded in 1855 Early settlers moved from Virginia, the Carolinas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia into the deep forests of southern Butler County. In 1855, the Rev. Pitt S. Milner established a home-stead and post . . . Map (db m86265) HM
4 Alabama, Butler County, Georgiana — Hank Williams’ Boyhood Home / Thigpen’s Log Cabin Popular Dance Hall
Side 1 Hank Williams' Boyhood Home Hiram Williams lived in Georgiana from age 7 to 11. In 1931, Mrs. Lillie Williams moved Hiram and his sister Irene from rural Wilcox County to this house owned by Thaddeus B. Rose. When he . . . Map (db m81276) HM
5 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Bartram's Trail
Front William Bartram, America's first great naturalist, passed through northwest Butler County in July 1775. He described the "limestone rocks" and "banks of various kinds of sea shells" left by oceans that covered this area millions of . . . Map (db m120937) HM
6 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Butler CountyA County Older Than The State
Side 1 Created in 1819 by Act of Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation by the Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814. Named for Captain William Butler, soldier of Creek Indian War, 1813-14, early settler . . . Map (db m70755) HM
7 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Butler County Vietnam War Memorial
In Memory of Butler County Veterans of Vietnam War Killed in Action Likely, James T. • 10-2-1967 Taylor, Clarence • 5-28-1969 Rutherford, Michael T. • 11-5-1969 Cooper, William Morris • 9-7-1968 Johnson, Johnny L. • . . . Map (db m70771) WM
8 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Butler County World War I Memorial
In Memory of Butler County Veterans of World War I 1917-1918Map (db m70772) WM
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9 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Butler County World War I Memorial — The United States World War One Centennial Commission —
On August 28, 1917, Alabama National Guardsmen departed from Union Station in Montgomery for shipment to France as the 167th United States Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division. Men from Butler County killed in action during 1918 in that great . . . Map (db m120940) WM
10 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Coleman-Crenshaw House
Dr. John Coleman, born June 6, 1788 in North Carolina, was one of Butler County's earliest pioneer settlers. He built the Coleman-Crenshaw House some time between 1817 and 1821. In June 1820 the first election for Sheriff and Constable, held in . . . Map (db m130052) HM
11 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School / Confederate Park
Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School A two-story brick Greenville Public School was built in 1897 on this site. In 1921, the upper story was partially destroyed by fire and the school was remodeled into a grammar school. In 1927, the . . . Map (db m70749) HM
12 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — 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, 1818Map (db m130049) HM
13 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Ogly-Stroud Massacre / Gary's Stockade
Ogly-Stroud Massacre William Ogly built his cabin near this site at Poplar Springs along the Federal Road, and was killed here with most of his family on March 13, 1818. His friend Eli Stroud's wife was fatally wounded and their infant . . . Map (db m120933) HM
14 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Operation Desert Storm
1990—1991 With gratitude for the faithful service of our men and women and for God's care and guidance.Map (db m70770) WM
15 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Our Confederate Dead Monument
North side: Our Confederate Dead West side: Erected 1903 by the The Father Ryan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. South side: To the memory of Butler CO's . . . Map (db m130089) WM
16 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Pioneer Cemetery
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, . . . Map (db m70751) HM
17 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Pioneer Electric Cooperative
The Butler County Electric Membership Corporation was formed as a rural electric cooperative in Greenville in July 1938. The first home receiving electricity from the cooperative was located near here. The Cooperative's original Board of . . . Map (db m70756) HM
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18 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Sherling LakeButler County
Commissioned and opened to the public in 1950, Sherling Lake is part of the Alabama Department of Conservation's efforts to construct public fishing lakes throughout Alabama in the 1940s. Greenville Chamber of Commerce President A.G. Johnson . . . Map (db m228690) HM
19 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Site of Confederate Hospital1861 – 1865
Title is textMap (db m130053) HM
20 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — The Camellia City / Greenville
The Camellia City Mr. J. Glenn Stanley, an ardent camellia enthusiast, dreamed of Greenville becoming “The Camellia City” and loyally promoted this slogan as editor of The Greenville Advocate. The city’s first Camellia Show was held at . . . Map (db m154579) HM
21 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — The Federal Road and The Palings / Fort Dale 1818
The Federal Road and the Palings The Federal Road was built in 1806 as a shorter route from Washington to New Orleans and the new Louisiana Territory. The road entered Alabama at Fort Mitchell, Georgia and passed through Butler County near this . . . Map (db m130050) HM
22 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — West Commerce Street Historic District/Historic Greenville Depot
Side 1 West Commerce Street Historic District The completion of the railroad in the late 1850s brought this District into being. The District grew into a major trade center between Montgomery and Mobile. The capital accumulated . . . Map (db m70753) HM
23 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — World War II Memorial
Front 1941—1945 Dedicated to the glory of God and in grateful memory of all those Butler Countians who served their country in the cause of freedom. Rear These made the Supreme Sacrifice 1942 . . . Map (db m83260) WM
24 Alabama, Butler County, Oakey Streak — Oakey Streak / Oakey Streak Methodist Church
Oakey Streak The community of Oakey Streak was so named for the abundance of oak trees in the immediate vicinity. From 1829-1843 the post office here was known as Middletown and from 1853-1935 Oakey Streak. Nearby was the Dawson Masonic . . . Map (db m70757) HM
25 Alabama, Butler County, Searcy — Searcy School House / Searcy Community
Searcy School House was built in 1922, six miles north of Greenville, Alabama. This historic building is one of the few original wood-frame school houses remaining in Butler County. Considered state of the art for its day, it was built by men of . . . Map (db m191642) HM
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Sep. 29, 2023