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Butler County, Missouri

US county information
NameButler County
StateMissouri
SeatPoplar Bluff
Largest cityPoplar Bluff
US Area
Total Area698.97 sq mi (1810.3 km2)
Land Area697.54 sq mi (1806.6 km2)
Water Area1.43 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Population42794 (2010)
Density23.5/km2 (61/sq mi)
Named forWilliam O. Butler (D-Kentucky), a former U.S. Representative and unsuccessful candidate for Vice President.
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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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 2010 U.S. Census, the county's population was 42,794. The largest city and county seat is Poplar Bluff . 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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