Community Information

Learn more about the people and places in Butler County.

Population & Location

Butler County, with a population of 42,794, is located in the southeastern portion of the Ozark Foothills Region.

Major Industries

Some major industries and employers in the county include:
Briggs and Stratton
Gates Rubber
L&M Manufacturing
Mid-Continent Steel and Wire
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
Starting USA
Three Rivers College


Numerous healthcare clinics and 3 hospitals offer high-quality medical assistance to area residents, while 7 public and 6 private school systems educate children living in the county. Butler County is also the home of Three Rivers College, which has an annual enrollment of approximately 4,500.


A variety of recreational activities provided by Wappapello Lake, the Mark Twain National Forest, the St. Francis, Black, and Little Black Rivers are also enjoyed by Butler County residents and visitors to the area.