County Information, Butler County

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Butler County Probate Court
101 High St.
Hamilton, OH 45011-2732

Butler County Marriage Licence
141 Court St.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Butler County Vital Statistics
202 S Monument Ave.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Lane Public Library
300 N 3rd St.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Biography of Butler County Ohio A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio, With Illustrations and Sketches of its Representative Men and Pioneers Cincinnati Ohio. Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. (This is part of the Butler County OHGenWeb Project.)

Southwest Butler County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 243
Hamilton, Ohio 45012
David Endres at [email protected]

Butler County Records Center & Archives
Downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Carol A. Volle
Records Center Manager and County Archivist
The Center is Butler County's official repository for all of its records - except deeds - which are kept in the County Recorder's office.

S-K Publications (PO Box 8173, Wichita KS 67208-0173) has 1850 Census Books for sale for Butler County, Ohio, as listed at


Other Information

Butler County, with Hamilton as its county seat was formed in 1803, the same year that Ohio became the 17th state. It was named for General Richard Butler, killed in Arthur St. Clair's disastrous defeat by the Indians.

Where the city of Hamilton now stands, General St. Clair built Fort Hamilton as an outpost of Fort Washington, in 1791. Hamilton is the largest city in the county and is important for the production of vaults, safes, and paper.

The chief industries in Butler County include: metals, machinery, printing and publishing, transportation equipment, food, sheet steel, automobile body stampings, aircraft and missile parts, coke, steel pipe, dairy products and hogs.

Probate Court has marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records; County Health Department has birth & death records; County Auditor has land records.


Surrounded By

NORTHWEST by Preble County
NORTHEAST by Montgomery County
EAST by Warren County
SOUTH by Hamilton County
WEST by State of Indiana


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