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Statistics & Facts

The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck.
The population of Butte is approximately 129 (1990), 68 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 90 (1990), 40 (2010).
The amount of land area in Butte is 0.651 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Butte to Washington DC is 1393 miles.
The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 71 miles. (as the crow flies)
Butte is positioned 47.83 degrees north of the equator and 100.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Butte was founded about 1906. It was first called Dogden, as the Dogden Buttes are just a few miles west of the town. It was changed to Butte a few years later. Butte used to have a bank, a hotel, two general stores, two service stations, a creamery, two restaurants, a drugstore, a blacksmith shop, a hardware store, a bakery, and auto repair service, two shoe repair, a bar and pool hall, a lumber yard, a clothing store, and a realtor office. It had about 350 people in the early years, but like so many small towns in North Dakota, it has lost a lot of the population. At one time Butte made Ripley's Believe It or Not as it boasted 7 churches for such a small town.
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Butte Historical Events

2004, September
I lived in Butte from 1933 to 1937 as a youngster. I haven't been back for many years, but the last time I was there, it was but a shadow of its former self.
History information on Butte community page was submitted by Mr. Nelson
Submitted by Vincent Nelson

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