Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide2016-06-02T13:33:58+00:00

Butler County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Guide

Butler County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on March 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. The county was named in honor of Richard Butler, Revolutionary War general. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania History

Butler County is bordered by Venango County (north), Clarion County (northeast), Armstrong County (east), Westmoreland County (southeast), Allegheny County (south), Beaver County (west), Lawrence County (west), Mercer County (northwest). A Map of Butler County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Butler County Townships include  Adamllegheny, Brady, Buffalo, Butler, Center, Cherry, Clay, Clearfield, Clinton, Concord, Connoquenessing, Cranberry, Donegal, Fairview, Forward, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lancaster, Marion, Mercer, Middlesex, Muddy Creek, Oakland, Parker, Penn, Slippery Rock, Summit, Venango, Washington, Winfield, Worth.

Butler County Boroughs include  Bruin, Callery, Cherry Valley, Chicora, Connoquenessing, East Butler, Eau Claire, Evans City, Fairview, Harmony, Harrisville, Karns City, Mars, Petrolia, Portersville, Prospect, Saxonburg, Seven Fields, Slippery Rock, Valencia, West Liberty, West Sunbury, Zelienople. See also Butler County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.

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Butler County Townships Map
Butler County Townships Map

Butler County, PA Courthouse

The Butler County Courthouse is located in Butler, Pennsylvania. Butler County was attached to Allegheny County until 1803. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Butler county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Butler County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1804. The County Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
  • Butler County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1804. The Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has been the clerk of court of common pleas since 1707. Court records here include divorces, naturalizations, peddlers' licenses, registration of attorneys, oaths of county officers, equity, sheriff's sales, juror lists, some tax records, and some civil court records.Other court records are with the clerk of courts.
  • Butler County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1804 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906. The Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk are often the same person, sometimes sharing the responsibility of the recorder of deeds and clerk of courts as well. The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianships and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses. Since 1885 the clerk of the orphans' court in each county has had the responsibility of recording marriages.
  • Butler County Tax Assessor Office has tax records but may also be in the county commissioners' office or with the prothonotary.

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Butler County, Pennsylvania Vital Records

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