|Although the village of Butler Center no longer exists, at least as it once was, residents
living in Butler County and around the old town site enjoy keeping the history alive. They
have become Butler Center “experts” and enjoy telling its story. They have also organized
and refer to themselves as “Friends of Butler Center.”
The Friends of Butler Center have worked hard to put together a history from the facts and stories that are all that is left of Butler Center. To take a trip back in time to the earliest days of Butler Center, please visit our History link.
|In 1961, a portion of the old Butler Center Cemetery was purchased by the University of
Northern Iowa for an outdoor laboratory and as a living example of virgin prairie. Today
these two organizations have teamed together to offer the community educational programs
about prairies and Butler Center.
If you have additional information on Butler Center history that you could share with others, or if you would like information, please contact:
Friends of Butler Center