History

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Overland2 25th 62The stagecoach in the logo as well as the name of Butterfield Trail Village commemorate the nearby route taken by the historic passenger and mail stagecoach service which traveled across country from 1857 to 1861 – The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail.

Like its namesake, Butterfield Trail Village also forged a new frontier when the first residents moved into this self-governed, non-profit retirement community in 1986. Founded by five area churches – Central United Methodist, First Christian Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, First United Presbyterian, and First Baptist – the Village answered the need and desire for a local retirement living option for those who were interested in pursuing an active lifestyle with the comfort of knowing that, if needed, they would have access to exceptional on-site skilled-nursing facilities.

Today Butterfield Trail Village, situated on 44 lush acres, boasts over 400 residents served by more than 200 staff. Residents enjoy life in an attractive Village Home, Cottage or Apartment with full access to a host of amenities and activities intended to enrich and expand life’s opportunities.

 

Timeline: Important Village Milestones

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