BUTLER CREEK. Butler Creek rises two miles south of Atlanta State Park in northeastern Cass County (at 33º12' N, 94º14' W) and flows southeast for five miles to its mouth on Black Bayou, two miles northwest of Atlanta (at 33º08' N, 94º12' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses gently undulating to hilly land with sandy and loamy soils, heavily wooded with pines and hardwoods. The creek derived its name from Joshua Butler, who built a log cabin on the west side of the creek in the mid-1850s.