Butler, TN is a quiet community located along the shores of Watauga Lake. It has a current population of 3,777. The original Butler, now known as Old Butler, sat along Roan Creek. It flooded a great deal and was originally called Smith’s Mill. This name came about because Ezekial “Zeke” Smith built a gristmill in 1920 that operated along the banks of Roan Creek. The town was later renamed in honor of a Union Army Colonel named Roderick R. Butler. Colonel Butler’s stately mansion sits inside the Mountain City limits.
If you search through the Butler TN real estate listings you’ll find several great properties that would be perfect for a second home or vacation rental, as well as homes that are close in to gorgeous vineyards, farms and ranches, and Watauga Lake, one of the best areas of Johnson and Carter counties.