Cities and Towns

While getting to Butler County is easy due to our proximity to Interstate 79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, we invite you to take the roads less traveled and explore the treasures that await in our small towns. You’re sure to find that special antique shop, historical artifact or memorable meal in the towns of Butler County.

  • Butler

    When Butler County was founded in 1800; the town of Butler was born. Named after Gen. Richard Butler and the county seat, Butler has enjoyed a rich manufacturing heritage and business climate.

  • Cranberry Township
    Cranberry Township

    Cranberry Township, with a 2018 population of 31,000, is the largest municipality in Butler County.

  • Evans City
    Evans City

    Evans City is the name given in 1882 at the city’s incorporation of a borough of an old settlement. It is situated on Breakneck Creek.

  • Harmony

    You’ll discover a lot of incredible history in Harmony. This quaint village of old brick and log buildings is one of Western PA’s most historically important places and its first National Landmark District.

  • Mars

    Yes, there really is life on Mars, and residents take full advantage of the fun opportunities their town’s name creates.

  • Portersville

    North of Pittsburgh, along Route 19 lies the small borough of Portersville. Though the town is less than one square mile, there are several quaint shops and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

  • Prospect

    Prospect is a small community of approximately 1200 residents located in Butler County just a few minutes from beautiful Moraine State Park.

  • Saxonburg

    Like several of Butler County’s towns, Saxonburg began as a vision for a wholesome town offering a new life for German settlers. Named for the German state of Saxony, Saxonburg was founded in 1832 by immigrants F. Carl and John A. Roebling. Designed by John, Saxonburg’s Main Street featured the charm and distinctive architecture of a quaint German hamlet.

  • Slippery Rock
    Slippery Rock

    Whether it’s a visitor from California, national college football announcers, or a curious traveler who spotted the town’s name on an interstate sign, Slippery Rock intrigues thousands of visitors each year. “The Slippery Rock name brings people in” chuckled Herb Burger of the nonprofit Slippery Rock Development, Inc.

  • Zelienople

    This picturesque community was founded in 1802 by a well educated German aristocrat, Detmar Basse, who purchased 10,000 acres of post-Revolutionary War Depreciation Lands to create a town named for his daughter, Zelie. With the main route between Pittsburgh and Erie traveling through the heart of town, Zelienople flourished as pioneers purchased lots and established homes and businesses.