City of Butler
The City of Butler was founded in 1841, but was not named yet until 1866.
Prosperity was due to the railroad industry. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The downtown Butler historic district encompasses most of the town's historic commercial resources.
Located on US 6, 15 miles east of I-69 and minutes from Ohio.
Butler is served by DeKalb County Eastern School District.
Junior High & High School students attend Eastside High School.
Mayor is the head of the city. City council members meeting the first and third Monday of each month.
Meetings are at renovated Thompson Block building (2012).
Police chief heads a police department of officers & reserve officers.
Butler Fire Department provides protection for several local townships. Directed by fire chief, who commands an all-volunteer fire department firemen & reserve firemen.
Norfolk & Southern Railroad services the Butler area.
Water & sewer service are provided through the City of Butler, electric utility service is available through Indiana & Michigan Electric & NIPSCO is the natural gas provider.
Multiple parks, playgrounds, programs.
Filling Station Youth Center. BMX bike course, basketball, rollerskating, billiards, ext.
Butler library major expansion in 2009. Offers variety of programs for children & adults.