Butler County, Kansas--Trails to the Past

Welcome to Butler County

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Butler County is located in the south central part of Kansas. It was one of the original counties established in 1855, and named for Andrew Butler, a Senator from South Carolina who was one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Butler County is bordered on the northwest and northeast by Marion and Chase counties (respectively); to the east and southeast by Greenwood and Elk Counties; to the south by Cowley County; to the southwest by Sumner County; to the west by Harvey and Sedgwick Counties. It's county seat and largest town is El Dorado. With a population (2006) of more than 63,000 residents, Butler County is the 8th largest county in Kansas in population.

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We will be building this web site over time to include information and records to assist you as you research your Butler County families. Below, you will note a table which includes the types of documents and information we hope to have available for you as quickly as we can. Should you have any information that you wish to include here, please contact me at [email protected] and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.

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October 28, 2010