Col. Percival Pierce Butler

1608 KY 227, Carrollton, KY



"1761-1821. Col. Percival Butler was appointed Ky.'s first adjutant gen. in Gov. Isaac Shelby's first term. Born in Penn., he was with Washington at Valley Forge and Lafayette at Yorktown. Immigrated to Jessamine Co., Ky., then moved to Carrollton, 1796. Establishing office in his Carrollton home, Butler served as adjutant general until ca. 1817.

(Reverse) Col. Percival Pierce Butler - Col. Butler served on staff of Maj. Gen. Samuel Hopkins during War of 1812. Following military service, he was elected clerk of Carroll County, serving until his death. Buried in Butler Family Cemetery, Carrollton. Butler Co., Kentucky, named for Percival's brother, Richard; Butler State Park named for his son, William Orlando. Presented by Kentucky National Guard."

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger