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Location in Choctaw County and the state of Alabama
Location in Choctaw County and the state of Alabama
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CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyChoctaw
Area
 • Total5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 • Land5.6 sq mi (14.5 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
213 ft (65 m)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,770
 • Density348.6/sq mi (134.6/km2)
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Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36904
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FIPS code01-11032
GNIS feature ID0157905

Butler is a city in Choctaw County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,952.[1] The city is the county seat of Choctaw County.

History

When Choctaw County was formed in 1847, Butler was created as the county seat. The town was located and settled in 1848. It is named in honor of Colonel Pierce Butler, a soldier killed in the Mexican-American War.[2]

Education

Public education is provided by the Choctaw County School District. Choctaw County High School has grades 7 through 12. Choctaw County Elementary School has grades K through 6. Patrician Academy is a private school (grades pre-K through 12) located in Butler.

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Notable natives

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