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Butler Diamond, Butler, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 40° 51.504 W 079° 53.699
17T E 593133 N 4523625
Quick Description: Beautifully landscaped and surrounded on three sides by historic structures, including the Butler County Courthouse and the Butler County National Bank Building, Butler’s Diamond forms a pleasant courthouse square.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2007 7:25:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM1YCC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 49

Long Description:

The original survey of Butler dates to 1803. In that survey, the site of the county courthouse was designated, as well as land opposite the courthouse for ‘the Diamond,’ or the town square. The Diamond has been a focal point of community activity ever since. War monuments and memorials, from the Civil War to Iraq, have been placed on the Diamond. There is also a marker commemorating the Jeep, the first one of which was manufactured in Butler.

The most unusual memorial on the Diamond is the black-granite World War II Memorial. A map of the world, identifying countries involved in the war, is surrounded by a curving wall, made of sacks resembling a field-made bunker and topped by eagles.

Name: The Diamond

Street Location: Diamond and Main Streets

Local Municipality: City of Butler

State/Province, etc.: Pennsylvania

Country: USA

Memorial/Commemoration: Yes.

Date Established: 1803

Picnic Facilities: None.

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: Yes.

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Yes.

Fountains: Yes.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: No.

Special Events: Yes.

Web Site: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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