Welcome to Butler County, Pennsylvania
Located in Western Pennsylvania, Butler County offers a glimpse of small town life, yet is close to major cities. We are only 25 miles from Pittsburgh, 325 miles from Philadelphia and 380 miles from New York City.
Some of the earliest known history begins with first U.S. President George Washington, who passed through the area around the same time the French & Indian War began. Butler County has plenty of other interesting history, as well. It was founded in 1800 and named for Gen. Richard Butler, a colonial officer in the American Revolution.
Many of the towns hold rich German history; including Harmony, founded in 1804 by the Harmony Society of German Lutheran Separatists who were seeking religious freedom, and Saxonburg, which still maintains the architectural charm of a quaint German hamlet. Saxonburg was co-founded by John Roebling who also invented wire rope and designed the Brooklyn Bridge.
Present day, the county has museums and many historic locations which interpret the area’s past. Special events and reenactments offer living history as well.
Butler County is the perfect place to embrace charming towns, outdoor adventure and quirky stops along the way.
Once the Coronavirus pandemic subsides, and the mandates are lifted, you’ll have the opportunity to explore everything our area has to offer! In the meantime… relax, stay home and leave the planning to us.
Moraine State Park Osprey Live Stream
Watch as osprey nest along the glistening shoreline of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. This area has one of the most significant clusters of osprey nests in Pennsylvania.
Local businesses are turning to creative solutions and innovations in order to keep their business afloat during a challenging situation. In the midst of an environment of ever changing updates and modifications, our community remains constant - we support one another! We want our community businesses to know that we’re here for them.
Take advantage of your free time and download our app, Visit Butler County Pa! This digital mapping tool is specially designed to help you explore the area. Create your own itinerary or choose from pre-built ones. Sometimes the best treasures are found off the beaten path. Butler County - Explore More!