Butler county is located in the Southwest Region of the state, on the Indiana state line and calls Hamilton its county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 333,486, an increase of 42,007 over the 1990 census.
The county, named for Gen. Richard Butler of Revolutionary War fame, was formed in 1803, the year of Ohio's statehood, out of parts of Hamilton and Ross counties. In 1808 Preble county, to the north, was established shrinking Butler county's land area.
Israel Ludlow is largely responsible for bringing the county seat to Hamilton by ceding a large tract of land; which was to be used for public buildings, church and cemetary and a commons area in front of the town for public uses such as boat-yards etc., and by donating $200 toward the construction of the courthouse.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Jeffersonville) Ashtabula County
(Hamilton) Butler County
(Batavia) Clermont County
(Wilmington) Clinton County
(Lisbon) Columbiana County
(Xenia) Greene County
10/19 Coming to The Hamilton area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.