In appreciation of the values brought to Butler County by our first settling families and in honor of the importance of the agriculture industry, the Butler County Historical Society along with the Butler County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism began a two-century landowner recognition in 1994.

This recognition honored families who were still actively farming land that was settled by their family 200 years ago. Those recognized included:

1994 - Mr. and Mrs. Dale Harvey, Sarver
1995 - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hines, Slippery Rock; Mr. and Mrs. George Studebaker, Slippery Rock
1996 - Clinton McGowan, Prospect; Mr. and Mrs. Wade Cooper, Slippery Rock;
Mr. and Mrs. James Moser, Chicora; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McCandless, Butler
1997 - Thelma Fleeger, Butler ; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Park, Valencia

The commitment of families like these is truly a legacy to the family farm and to the memory of those of our ancestors who sacrificed so much to build a strong Butler County.

Major Butler County Empoyers (Private and Public Sectors)

Employer/Location Employees
Product or Service
A-K Steel - Butler Works 2,800 Specialty Steel Products
United States Government 1,488

Fed. government offices (including VA Medical Center)

Butler Health System 1,000 Hospital and Health Care
TRACO 1,000 Replacement Windows & Doors
Pennsylvania State Gov. 1,097 Various government offices
Butler Area School District 921 Education
Slippery Rock University 860 Higher Education
Seneca Valley School District 752 Education
Mine Safety Appliances 700 Personal protective gear, research development
Glade Run Lutheran Services 650 Geriatric health care
Spang & Company 650 Magnetic materials and (Magnetics Division) components


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