- Butler, Pennsylvania
official_name = Butler, Pennsylvania
image_caption = View of Butler from the Southside neighborhood
mapsize = 150px
map_caption = Location in
mapsize1 = 150px
map_caption1 = Location in the state of
subdivision_type = County
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Commonwealth
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = USA
subdivision_name2 = Butler County
leader_name = Margaret "Maggie" Stock
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1802
established_title1 = Incorporated (borough)
established_date1 = 1816
established_title2 = Incorporated (city)
established_date2 = 1918
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
area_total_km2 = 7.0
area_land_sq_mi = 2.7
area_land_km2 = 7.0
population_as_of = U.S. Census Estimate, 2000
population_total = 15121
population_density_km2 = 2170.4
population_density_sq_mi = 5611.3
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd=40 |latm=51 |lats=38 |latNS=N
longd=79 |longm=53 |longs=41 |longEW=W
website = [http://www.co.butler.pa.us Butler County]
footnotes = Butler is a city in Butler County,
Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 15,121 at the 2000 census. It is the county seatof Butler County.GR|6
The city was named for Maj. Gen. Richard Butler, who fell at the
Battle of the Wabash, also known as St. Clair's Defeat, in western Ohioin 1791. The first settlers were of Irish or Scottish descent and were driving westward from Connecticut. In 1802 the German immigrants began arriving, with Detmar Basse settling in Jackson Township in 1802 and founding Zelienople the following year. After George Rapparrived in 1805 and founded Harmony, larger numbers of settlers followed. John A. Roeblingsettled Saxonburg in 1832, by which time all counties were filled with German settlers.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 15,121 people, 6,740 households, and 3,626 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 5,611.3 people per square mile (2,170.4/km²). There were 7,402 housing units at an average density of 2,746.8/sq mi (1,062.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.52% White, 2.22% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.42% of the population.There were 6,740 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,154, and the median income for a family was $35,893. Males had a median income of $30,607 versus $20,950 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,457. About 14.7% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
American Austin Car Company(1929-1941)
Armstrong Group of Companies
Claims to Fame
Jeepwas invented in Butler, by the American BantamCar Company, an early producer of small fuel-efficient vehicles. Big military contracts eventually went to Willys and Ford, and the Bantam factory failed during World War II.
Night of the Living Deadwas filmed in Butler County, in Evans City. Butler is referenced in the movie when the city's name appears on a television set.
*In the 1950s, Butler became one of the first cities to install bells at crosswalks, a common practice today.
*For those interested in the
paranormal, Butler is also home to a famous Haunted Cemetery known as Snyder's Cemetery.
*The first all steel rail car was manufactured at the
Pullman Standardplant in Butler.
Connoquenessing Creek, which was ranked the second most polluted waterway in the United States in 2000, flows through the city.
Notable natives and residents
Diamond Jim Brady, the legendary financier, gourmand and gemophile, got his start in 1902 when he established the Standard Steel Car Company, which merged with the Pullman Palace Car Companyin 1934 to create Pullman Standard, a monopoly that was eventually broken by the government. The site is now occupied by a strip mall.
Stewart O'Nan's prizewinning novel Snow Angelsis set in Butler.
Josie Carey, the host of "The Children's Corner" on WQED in Pittsburgh, was one of the first employees of the station, which was the first community-sponsored public TV station. Fred Rogerswas a puppeteer and musician on her show for seven years before creating Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Ms. Carey was born and raised in Butler.
*Former US Senator
Rick Santorumspent his formative years in Butler.
*World record setting swimmer and Armco CEO
Harry Holidaywas born and raised in Butler.
Big John Studdwas born and raised in Butler.
*Jazz trombonist and arranger Jim Pugh was born and raised in Butler.
*French horn player [http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/CAS/music.nsf/pages/purvis William Purvis] was born and raised in Butler.
*Actor [http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06189/704296-122.stm Fred McCarren] (1951-2006) was born and raised in Butler.
*Tony award winning actress
Michele Pawkwas born and raised in Butler.
Bret Michaels, the lead singer of Poison, was born in Butler and raised in nearby Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton (1994-97), born in Vandergrift, PA graduated from Butler High School in 1945.
Terry Hanratty, an All-American quarterback from Notre Dame who won the National Championship in 1966 and went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1970s as a back-up, was born in Butler, PA in 1948.
The Saul brothers, a trio of professional football players during the 60's and 70's, were born and raised in Butler - Bill played linebacker for the Colts, Steelers, Saints and Lions; Richard played for the Los Angeles Rams; and Ronald played for the Washington Redskins.
Paul Posluzny, Buffalo Billslinebacker and All American Penn State University linebackerwas born in Butler.
Barbara Feldon, actress who played Agent 99 on the television series Get Smartwas born in Butler. Fact|date=April 2008
*Home and birthplace of heavyweight boxer
*Birthplace of San Diego Padres shortstop
*Hometown of Saint Louis Cardinals pitcher
*Hometown of Judge
William G. Bassler, formerly of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
*Bataan Death March Survivor Sgt. Abie Abraham was born in Lyndora (which is a CDP of Butler Township). He now resides in
Eric Namesnik, Olympic swimmer.
Bill Hohna major league baseball umpirewas born in Butler
David PichlerU.S. Olympic Diver
Sites of interest
*Butler County Courthouse is a government and judicial building located in the heart of the city. The structure is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Maridon Museum[http://www.maridon.org/] , located in downtown Butler, is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region with a specific focus on Chinese and Japanese art and culture.
Pullman Parkwas used for minor league baseball for twenty years until the Pittsburgh Piratesfarm team left in 1951. The ballpark saw many famous faces during its professional baseball days, including Lou Gehrig, Whitey Ford, and Joe DiMaggiowho played for a farm team of the New York Yankees.
Sen. Walter Lowrie Housewas the home of United States Senator Walter Lowrie. It is currently maintained as a museum, and is the headquarters of the Butler County Historical Society. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Butler Area School District
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School
Butler County Community College (Pennsylvania)
Though Butler is a small
blue-collarcity, it does have a vast array of art and culture. Live performances such as musicals and plays are done at the historic Butler Little Theatrewhich has been running productions since 1941. Plus, the Penn Theateralong Main Street is currently undergoing a renovation that will help attract people to Butler. Butler is also home to the Butler County Symphony Associationwhich performs at Butler High School's auditorium. There are also many art groups located in the city. They include the Associated Artists of Butler County and the Butler Arts Council.
*Leisure ActivitiesButler 5k held each summer in June, raises funds for local students in scholarships.
Ethnic Festival held in September yearly made of car shows, ethnic foods, and many representative items from various cultures.
There are two
airports located outside the city. Butler County Airportis used for general aviation, and can accommodate large aircraft such as corporate jets. Butler Farm Show Airportis used by pilots with smaller, private aircraft in the Butler area.
Butler is serviced by the [http://www.thebusbutlerpa.com/ The Bus] which is run by the Butler Transit Authority.
There are currently two railroads that have service in Butler. Both railways are freight haulers. The
Canadian National Railway's (formerly the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad) main line passes through the city, while the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroadprovides regional service in the area. The B&P has a large locomotive shop located just outside the city limits.
There are five major highways that run through, or near the city that provide links to other areas throughout
Western Pennsylvania. The south terminus of PA 38 terminates just north of the city at U.S. Route 422. U.S. Route 422skirts the city to the north on the Butler Bypass.PA 68, and PA 356 go straight through downtown where they intersect with PA 8. PA 8 is Butler's Main Street when passing through the city.
* [http://www.butlereagle.com "The Butler Eagle", Butler County's only daily newspaper]
* [http://www.bcfls.org/butler/ Butler Area Public Library]
* [http://www.butler.k12.pa.us/ Butler Area School District]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~pabutler/1883/83-toc.htm 1883 History of Butler County]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
См. также в других словарях:
Butler (Pennsylvania) — Butler Blick auf die Skyline von Butler Lage in Pennsylvania … Deutsch Wikipedia
Butler High School (Butler, Pennsylvania) — Infobox School name = Butler High School imagesize = caption = motto = established = type = Public School|Public affiliation = district = Butler Area School District grades = 11th 12th president = principal = Mr. Jeffery Schnur head of school =… … Wikipedia
List of people from Butler, Pennsylvania — The following is list of people who either lived in Butler, Pennsylvania or made significant contributions for the city. Arts Actors and actresses* Josie Carey actress best known for being the host of The Children s Corner with Fred Rogers *… … Wikipedia
East Butler, Pennsylvania — Geobox|Settlement name = East Butler native name = other name = other name1 = category = Borough etymology type = Named for etymology = official name = Borough of East Butler nickname = motto = image caption = flag size = symbol = symbol type =… … Wikipedia
Butler Catholic School — is a Catholic primary school located at 515 East Locust Street in Butler, Pennsylvania. The school serves students in grades K to 8 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Sister John Ann Mulhern is the Principal.Infobox School name = Butler … Wikipedia
Butler (disambiguation) — Butler may refer to:* Butler or majordomo, the title of a domestic worker, whose duties traditionally include taking care of any wishes of the family and the management of the other servants of the householdPeople: See Butler (surname) PlacesIn… … Wikipedia
Butler — steht für: Butler (Familienname), mehrere Personen mit dem Familiennamen Butler ein oberfränkisch hessisches Adelsgeschlecht, siehe Buttlar (Adelsgeschlecht) (v. anglofranzösisch: butiller die Flasche servieren) den „ranghöchsten“ Diener im… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Butler High School — may refer to:*Butler High School (Augusta, Georgia), Augusta, Georgia *Butler High School (Butler, Missouri), Butler, Missouri *Butler High School (New Jersey), Butler, New Jersey *Butler High School (Butler, Oklahoma), Butler, Oklahoma *Butler… … Wikipedia
Pennsylvania Route 138 — PA Route 138 Route information Maintained by PennDOT Length: 10.53 mi[ … Wikipedia
Butler County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) — Infobox nrhp | name =Butler County Courthouse nrhp type = caption = Butler County Courthouse location= Butler, Pennsylvania lat degrees = long degrees = area = built = 1885 architect= James P. Bailey, R.B. Taylor added = September 15, 1977… … Wikipedia