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Butler County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Butler County
County Seat: El Dorado
Origin of Name: Named for Andrew Pickens Butler (1796-1857), United States senator from South Carolina at the time of the Kansas-Nebraska Act organizing Kansas Territory.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Augusta (city)  9,274 
Augusta Township  1,371 
Benton Township  2,278 
Bloomington Township  535 
Bruno Township  14,123 
Chelsea Township  267 
Clay Township  70 
Clifford Township  276 
Douglass Township  2,171 
El Dorado (city)  13,021 
El Dorado Township  1,039 
Fairmount Township  489 
Fairview Township  519 
Glencoe Township  202 
Hickory Township  74 
Lincoln Township  310 
Little Walnut Township  1,044 
Logan Township  122 
Milton Township  1,153 
Murdock Township  402 
Pleasant Township  5,122 
Plum Grove Township  660 
Prospect Township  2,429 
Richland Township  2,568 
Rock Creek Township  325 
Rosalia Township  631 
Spring Township  1,487 
Sycamore Township  343 
Towanda Township  2,668 
Union Township  184 
Walnut Township  723 
Total population: 65,880 

Township map of Butler County, 2000
Population:
1860 (437)
1870 (3,035)
1880 (18,586)
1890 (24,055)
1900 (23,363)
1910 (23,059)
1920 (43,842)
1930 (35,904)
1940 (32,013)
1950 (31,001)
1960 (38,395)
1970 (38,658)
1980 (44,782)
1990 (50,580)
2000 (59,482)
2010 (65,880)
Other Resources: Post offices in Butler County
Cemeteries in Butler County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Butler County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Butler County page [Blue Skyways]
Butler County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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