Butler is a small city of 15,000 people and the county seat of rural Butler County.
Founded in 1802, the was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Butler (1743-1791), who fell at the Battle Of The Wabash, also known as St. Clair's Defeat, in western Ohio in 1791.
Downtown Butler is filled with many interesting and historic buildings dating 100 years or older. They house a variety of businesses, restaurants and institutions. Many community events are held in downtown's Diamond Park, a half-acre green space across from the historic Butler County Courthouse.
Many of the city center's programs and events are organized by Butler Downtown, a revitalization initiative involving people from business, education, government and community organizations throughout the region.
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On-street parking is available throughout downtown Butler.