Butler County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

Butler County is a county in Kentucky. Its county seat is Morgantown.

Butler County
Butler County Courthouse in Morgantown
Butler County Courthouse in Morgantown
Map of Kentucky highlighting Butler County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°13′N 86°41′W / 37.21°N 86.68°W / 37.21; -86.68
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedJanuary 18, 1810
Named forRichard Butler
Largest cityMorgantown
 • Total431 sq mi (1,120 km2)
 • Land426 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Water5.4 sq mi (14 km2)  1.2%
 • Total12,371
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd