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Douglass is a quiet community located in southern Butler County.
It has an interesting and memorable past, a comfortable and friendly present, and a bright future. It was established in 1869 by Joseph Douglass after the Civil War. The town was well enough established that it survived and prospered. Business establishments were doing well and more and more people came here to settle. There were grain mills and saw mills, hotels, general stores, blacksmiths, livery stables, even doctors and simple drug stores. There were also horse thieves, who were hung, much to the satisfaction of their victims who had formed a Vigilance Committee to deal with the problem.
The limestone Community Building took the place of the Opera House and is now on the National Historic Register. The limestone Library building was built with the help of a prosperous former resident, Clarence Copeland. The Chamber of Commerce building is next to a stone building built originally by a popular blacksmith. One of the early banks, Wilkie’s Bank, building is still in use. An early hardware building is still standing although in another use now. The Douglass Pioneer Museum is in two early buildings.
The early schools have become the extensive plants along Highway 77, and on land originally laid out by Joe Douglass south of Third Street. There is a fine park, pool and playground between Fifth and Sixth Streets. There is a nearly new and very popular Senior Center at Fourth and Taylor. There are four churches, three eating places, a grain elevator and mercantile, and other amenities. Douglass is a historic place and now a comfortable community in which to live.