Butler County, Missouri

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Butler County is a county located in the southeast Ozark Foothills Region in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 40,867. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 41,383. The largest city and county seat is Poplar Bluff[1]. The county was officially organized from Wayne County on February 27, 1849, and is named after former U.S. Representative William O. Butler (D-Kentucky), who was also an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States. The first meeting in the Butler County Courthouse was held on June 18, 1849.



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