The Butler County Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument was built by the people of Butler County to honor those who served and who sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. The monument also celebrates the men and women who first settled Butler County. The monument is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day.
The monument is located at One South Monument Avenue in Hamilton at the site Fort Hamilton was located. Construction started in 1902 and the official dedication took place July 4, 1906.
A 3,500 pound, 14 foot, bronze statue of a Civil War soldier known as "Billy Yank" created by Hamilton sculptor Rudolph Theim stands on top of the monument. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF