Welcome to Butler County, Pennsylvania

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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 Bikes & BBQ

It’s time to rev your engines for the second annual Butler Bikes & BBQ, July 22-24. Festivities will start on Friday evening with a Kickoff Ride through Downtown Butler leading into the Butler Farm Show Grounds.

Veterans Butler County PA LogoButler Bikes & BBQ is a celebration of motorcycles and the people who ride them. This family-friendly event features 4 demo trucks, a variety of motorcycles, food and merchandise vendors, a bike show and kickoff ride, bike accessories, demonstrations, live entertainment, games, scenic rides, and more! Butler Bikes & BBQ is open to the public with free general admission and all ages are welcome to attend. Butler Bikes and BBQ benefits Butler County Veterans in Need. Veterans In Need is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and holds funding to relieve the distress of veterans and their families during times of financial emergency.

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