Butler County, Ohio

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Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 332,807. Its county seat is Hamilton[2]. It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 fighting Indians in northern Ohio.[3] Butler's army marched out of Fort Hamilton, where the city of Hamilton now stands. It is also home to Miami University, an Ohio public university.

Butler County is part of the CincinnatiMiddletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Butler County was formed on March 24, 1803 from portions of Hamilton County. It is named for Richard Butler, a general in the American Revolutionary War.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 470 square miles (1,217.3 km2). 467 square miles (1,209.5 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.62%) is water.

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