Introduction to Butler, Pennsylvania
Butler, Pennsylvania, in Butler county, is 29 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and has a population of 15,121.
The city was named in honor of Major General Richard Butler, who was killed during the Battle of Wabash in 1791. The first settlers were of Scottish or Irish descent, and in 1802, German immigrants arrived. Following George Rapp's arrival in 1805 and the establishment of Harmony, large groups of settlers moved to the city. Butler was incorporated as a borough in 1816 and became a city in 1918.
Butler and Nearby Attractions
- Butler County Heritage Center
- Moraine State Park
- National Aviary
- McConnells Mill State Park
- Lowrie/Shaw House
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Things To Do In Butler
In Butler, there are many interesting places to visit. The Marindon Museum focuses on Japanese and Chinese art and culture. Sen. Walter Lowrie House, which is in the city, is the headquarters of the Butler County Historical Society and also serves as a museum. Recreational opportunities are available at parks including Raccoon Creek State Park, McConnells Mill State Park, and Hillman State Park. Fall Festival and Big Butler Fair are several major events in which people participate.
Flights are available from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Butler Higher Education
Butler County Community College is located in the city. Other colleges nearby include Geneva College, Grove City College, and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.