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Butler County, Ohio

Butler County Ohio
US county information
NameButler County
Largest cityHamilton
US Area
Total Area470 sq mi (1217.3 km2)
Land Area467 sq mi (1209.5 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population332807 (2000)
Density274.8/km2 (712/sq mi)
FoundedMay 1, 1803
Named forGeneral Richard Butler
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the population was 368,130. Its county seat is Hamilton . It is named for General Richard Butler, who died in 1791 fighting Indians in northern Ohio. 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 Cincinnati - Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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