Butler County

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Roundtable Leaders

Judge Kelley Streib
(724) 284-5200
Charles Johns, Director
(724) 284-5156
 
 

Butler County, in the late 1800s hosted over 1,000 oil wells that supplied the world with 75% of its oil. Local inventors pioneered the development of white oil, neutral oil and petroleum.

Butler County's 789 square miles are comprised of 57 municipalities - 33 townships, 23 boroughs and one city. The county's rolling landscape is cut by many steep stream valleys, but slightly more than half the county's acreage is classified as forest land.

Agriculture, A-K steel production, the federal and state government, Butler Hospital and schools are the counties largest employers. Butler County is known for the production of bituminous coal, limestone, petroleum and natural gas. Agricultural products; specialty steel; replacement windows and doors; tools, dies and metal plating; infrared materials and optical products, and petroleum production round out the list of the county's well known industries.

In 1930, the Bantam car was made in Butler, the origin of the world-renowned Jeep.

Butler County

Butler County Facts

Population
174,083
Class
4th
Founded
1800
County Seat
Butler, PA
Website
www.co.butler.pa.us
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