Butler County, Kansas

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Butler County (county code BU) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The county's population was estimated to be 63,147 in the year 2006, making it the eighth largest in the state.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is El Dorado.[2] The county is a part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It was named in honor of a U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Andrew Butler (1796–1857), who was one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and a strong advocate of Kansas becoming a slave state.


Law and government

Butler County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

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