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Butler, December 14, 1912
from a Facebook post by Jackie Vaughn
Butler Aerial View


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That's a bank on the left, which had the telephone switchboard on the second floor. It stood where the post office is now. The railroad depot, (back, left) was across from where the Front Gate Retirement Home is now.


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Butler Fire Department, key
from a Facebook post by Toots Adams
River Road in Butler Matilda Street


“On the 13th inst., at Butler, a [baseball] match game was played between the Red Jackets, of Foster, Ky., and the Larks, of Butler, Ky. The rain ended the game at the seventh inning. Score: Larks, 72; Red Jackets, 37.” Cincinnati Enquirer, August 16, 1870


The Fryer House is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can read the application, a pdf, here.


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Front and Matilda Streets, Butler Kentucky


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Scenes from the 1943 Flood, when the Ohio River stage at Cincinnati reached 60.8 feet
from Facebook posts by the Pendleton County Historical and Genealogical Society


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1997 Flood

Sunday Afternoon,
March 2, 1997 from the Falmouth Outlook


Front Street

Front Street, looking east

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Looking North-west
from Hog-back Hill,
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Flour Creek, Butler
Flour Creek's name used
 to be Flower Creek. 
Licking River at Butler, Kentucky Scene Near Butler, 1924


Grant's Lake   

From a Facebook post by Denny Lipscombe

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Grant's Lake Scenes.  All circa 1905 except lower left, c. 1929.


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L & N Foreman's
Home, Butler
The Delevan was a Sears and Roebuck
Home, c. 1920. They sold one of this
model to Fort Wayne, Indiana; Hubbard,
Michigan; Niles, Ohio; and Butler, Kentucky.
E. B. Bradley Home, c. 1898.
Who was E. B. Bradley? 
A short bio is here.


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Butler, 1883

Armory Armory
A potential, but never realized, site for a national armory at Butler.
December 18, 1827 - that's old, folks.
from a Buck Seibert Facebook post

The proposal for the armory is here (pdf).

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A really nice description of Butler from 1879 is here. William Jones' 1889 History of Butler, here.
USPS records show the first Post Office in what is now Butler was established on March 10, 1857, with Richard M. J. Wheeler as Postmaster.  On July 31, 1860, the name was changed to Butler, and John A. Shaw was named Postmaster.  The post office was discontinued entirely from June 8, 1861 to July 9, 1861.
Butler is named in honor of General William O. Butler, the same man for whom Carrollton's Butler Park is named. Butler was earlier called Fourth Lock, and later, Clayton. Butler man “of bad heart and evil designs” commits cold blooded murder, here.
Butler was incorporated as a town on February 1, 1868. Abolitionist almost gets away with Flour Creek slaves, here.
Butler goes dry, in 1873. Frogging in the Licking
Mabel Howe's History of Butler is here. Governor Morrow comes to town to dedicate Boy Scout Camp, here.
“We learn from Mr. Wood Wilson, Conductor of the Falmouth Accommodation Train, that the store of J. F. Taylor, at Butler Station, was destroyed by fire about one o'clock yesterday morning.  Loss about $3,000; partially insured.  The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.”  from the Cincinnati Enquirer, August 21, 1867.
On April 8, 1865 a Pendleton County court noted a contract between Benjamin Yelton and James Ayars Jr., of Covington, to “dig, bare, and search for petroleum or rock oil or other vegetable of mineral produce” on “a tract of about 2 acres on east bank of Main Licking River near Butler Station on the KCRR & between Roaring Riffle and Lick Creek Riffle, being the piece of ground known as Yelton's Old Salt Mill.”
Hundreds search for a man sent to the distillery at Butler, here. “The Public Library at Butler contains sixty volumes.  The Astor Library was commenced with a common school dictionary.” from The Ticket, a Covington newspaper, January 22, 1876.