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Butler County

HISTORY
The county was created in 1856 and organized in 1868. There is some controversy over who Butler county was named for: one version says after William Orland Butler, a Kentuckian who declined the appointment of the first territorial governor of Nebraska; the other version states in honor of David Butler, who served as governor from 1867 to 1871. County seat is David City. Population as of 2010 was about 8400. 
 
COURTHOUSE
Address: 451 N 5th St, David City, NE 68632 
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday 
County clerk has marriage licenses; current fee is $9. County clerk is also the register of deeds so has the history record of all real estate transactions. 
County court has probate records. 
 
 
PLACE NAMES
 
Abie
Bellwood
Brainard
Bruno
Dwight
Garrison
Linwood
Octavia
Rising City
Surprise
Ulysses
 
Unincorporated: 
Edholm
Loma
Millerton
Nimburg
 
Ghost towns: 
Savannah
 
Townships:
Alexis
Bone Creek
Center
Franklin
Linwood
Oak Creek
Olive
Platte
Plum Creek
Read
Reading
Richardson
Savannah
Skull Creek
Summit
Ulysses
Union
 
CHURCHES
 
CEMETERIES
Most cemeteries are photographed on Findagrave and/or Billion Graves. 
1. Bohemian National Cemetery, Abie, NE
2. St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Abie, NE
3. Assumption of Blessed Mary Cemetery, Appleton, NE
4. Bellwood Cemetery, Bellwood, NE
5. Catholic Cemetery of Presentation Church and Saint, Bellwood, NE
6. Savannah Cemetery, Bellwood, NE
7. Blahak Family Cemetery, Bellwood, NE
8. Bohemian National Cemetery, Brainard, NE
9. Brainard IOOF Cemetery, Brainard, NE
10. Holy Trinity Cemetery, Brainard, NE
11. Old Catholic Cemetery, Brainard, NE
12. Oak Creek Cemetery, Brainard, NE
13. Bohemian Cemetery, Bruno, NE
14. Fricke Cemetery, Bruno, NE
15. Saint Anthony Cemetery, Bruno, NE
16. David City Cemetery, David City, NE
17. St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, David City, NE
18. St. Mary's Cemetery, David City, NE
19. Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Dwight, NE
20. Union Cemetery, Dwight, NE
21. Edholm Valley Cemetery
22. Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery East, Garrison, NE
23. Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, NE
24. Dawson Cemetery, Linwood, NE
25. Linwood Hill Cemetery, Linwood, NE
26. St. Mary's Cemetery, Linwood, NE
27. St. Luke's Cemetery, Loma, NE
28. Nimburg Cemetery
29. Pleasant Hill Cemetery
30. Plesant View Cemetery
31. Circle Mound Cemetery, Rising City, NE
32. Fairview Cemetery, Rising City, NE
33. Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rising City, NE
34. Rising Sun Cemetery, Rising City, NE
35. St. Joseph Cemetery
36. Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery West. Surprise, NE
37. St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Surprise, NE
38. Blue Valley Cemetery, Surprise, NE
39. Grim Cemetery, Ulysses, NE
40. Knauber (Karpisek) Cemetery, Ulysses, NE
41. St. Mary's Cemetery, Ulysses, NE
42. Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, NE
43. Ware Cemetery 
 
SOCIETIES
Butler County Genealogical Society meets at the library in David City, the last Monday of the month in the morning. Contact the library for more information.