Butlers history

Named by Smithsonian Magazine in the top ten best small towns in America; Butler, PA, is home to 14,000 residents. For more than 200 years, Butler has been home to industry, family owned businesses and marking its place in history. Butler County has been an industrial center since the early 1800’s to the birthplace of the Bantam Jeep in 1940. From oil refining roots to the present-day Marcellus Shale boom, from railroad car manufacturing in the past, to the headquarters of Westinghouse Nuclear today, Butler County is the industrial hub of the area. Our downtown shopping and restaurant district is a thriving, nationally accredited Main Street community. As the county seat, Butler is also the hub of government and commercial activity. Conveniently close to the city of Pittsburgh and its world-class education medicine, arts and sports, Butler truly provides residents with metropolitan living and small town convenience.

 

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