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Welcome to Butler ...

The city of Butler is located in Bates County<1> and is the County Seat for Bates County.

The location of Butler has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Butler has a population of 3,999 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Butler.

Butler is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Butler lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Butler: (660)

The ZIP code for Butler: 64730<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Butler had an population of 3,999 people. This is a decrease of 5.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Butler had a population of 4,219 people (which is 24.75% of the total population of Bates County). This makes Butler the county's most populous community.

The population of Butler represents 0.07% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 153rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,219 people, the population of Butler has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,209 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Butler.

Communities Also Named Butler ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Butler: This one is located in Bates County and the other is located in Boone County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 42 communities that are also named Butler - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Butler.

Communities near Butler ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Butler.

  • Adrian [Bates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
    • Adrian [Bates County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Butler
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adrian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adrian<7>
  • Rich Hill [Bates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Hill
    • Rich Hill [Bates County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Butler
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Hill<7>
  • Archie [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archie
    • Archie [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Butler
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,207 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archie<7>
  • Appleton City [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleton City
    • Appleton City [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Butler
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Appleton City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Appleton City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Montrose [Henry County]
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      • Montrose [Henry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Butler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montrose<7>
    • Hume [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hume
      • Hume [Bates County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Butler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hume have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hume
    • Amsterdam [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Bates County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Butler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amsterdam<7>
    • Amoret [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amoret
      • Amoret [Bates County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Butler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 181 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amoret
    • Rockville [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Bates County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Butler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Foster [Bates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster
      • Foster [Bates County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Butler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Butler. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Butler.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Butler. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Butler.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Butler. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Butler.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Butler ...

Looking for more information about Butler? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Butler, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Butler.

Adding Butler to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Butler in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Butler was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Butler on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Butler on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Butler

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Bates County

About Missouri

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Butler. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Bates, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Butler.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Butler - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Butler). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Butler or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Butler) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Butler. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ButlerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2598, Longitude: -94.3396       In this case, the coordinates for Butler have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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