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List of the most common U.S. county names

Location of counties with the five most popular names

This is a list of U.S. county names that are used in two or more states. Ranked are the 60 most common county names, which are shared by counties in seven or more states each, accounting for 726 of the 3,140 counties and county-equivalents in the United States.

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Rank Name of county Count[1] Most commonly named after
1 Washington County 31 George Washington
2 Jefferson County 26 Thomas Jefferson
3 Franklin County 25 Benjamin Franklin
4 Jackson County 24 Andrew Jackson
4 Lincoln County 24 Abraham Lincoln or Benjamin Lincoln
6 Madison County 20 James Madison
7 Clay County 18 Henry Clay
7 Montgomery County 18 Richard Montgomery
7 Union County 18 the union of the states or union of parts of adjoining counties
10 Marion County 17 Francis Marion
10 Monroe County 17 James Monroe
12 Wayne County 16 Anthony Wayne
13 Grant County 15 Ulysses S. Grant
14 Greene County 14 Nathanael Greene
14 Warren County 14 Joseph Warren
16 Carroll County 13 Charles Carroll of Carrollton
17 Adams County 12 John Adams or John Quincy Adams
17 Clark County 12 William Clark or George Rogers Clark
17 Douglas County 12 Stephen A. Douglas
17 Johnson County 12 Richard M. Johnson
17 Lake County 12 geographical feature
17 Lee County 12 Robert E. Lee
17 Marshall County 12 John Marshall
17 Polk County 12 James K. Polk
25 Calhoun County 11 John C. Calhoun
25 Crawford County 11 William H. Crawford or Col. William Crawford
25 Fayette County 11 Marquis de la Fayette
25 Lawrence County 11 James Lawrence
25 Morgan County 11 Daniel Morgan
25 Scott County 11 Winfield Scott or Charles Scott
31 Hamilton County 10 Alexander Hamilton
31 Hancock County 10 John Hancock
31 Henry County 10 Patrick Henry (except Iowa; named for Col. Henry Dodge)
31 Logan County 10 John A. Logan or Benjamin Logan
31 Perry County 10 Oliver Hazard Perry
31 Pike County 10 Zebulon Pike
37 Benton County 9 Thomas Hart Benton
37 Brown County 9 Jacob Brown
37 Cass County 9 Lewis Cass
37 Clinton County 9 George Clinton or DeWitt Clinton
37 Knox County 9 Henry Knox
37 Putnam County 9 Israel Putnam
37 Shelby County 9 Isaac Shelby
44 Boone County 8 Daniel Boone
44 Butler County 8 William O. Butler or Richard Butler
44 Cherokee County 8 Cherokee tribe
44 Columbia County 8 Columbia (poetic name for America)
44 Cumberland County 8 Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
44 Fulton County 8 Robert Fulton
44 Harrison County 8 William Henry Harrison
44 Jasper County 8 William Jasper
44 Mercer County 8 Hugh Mercer
44 Orange County 8 the fruit or Prince of Orange
44 Randolph County 8 Edmund Randolph or John Randolph of Roanoke
44 Webster County 8 Daniel Webster
56 Howard County 7 Tilghman Howard, John Eager Howard, or Oliver Otis Howard
56 Lewis County 7 Meriwether Lewis
56 Pulaski County 7 Kazimierz Pułaski
56 Richland County 7 fertile soil
56 Taylor County 7 Zachary Taylor
61 Custer County 6 George Armstrong Custer
61 DeKalb County 6 Johann de Kalb
61 Delaware County 6 Delaware (tribe) (3)
61 Lafayette County 6 Marquis de Lafayette
61 Floyd County 6
61 Garfield County 6 James A. Garfield
61 Hardin County 6
61 Jones County 6
61 Livingston County 6 Edward Livingston (4)
61 Macon County 6 Nathaniel Macon
61 Martin County 6
61 Mason County 6 George Mason (3)
61 Newton County 6 Sgt. John Newton (4)
61 Sullivan County 6 John Sullivan
75 Allen County 5
75 Anderson County 5
75 Caldwell County 5
75 Campbell County 5
75 Carter County 5
75 Clarke County 5
75 Dallas County 5
75 Decatur County 5 Stephen Decatur
75 Essex County 5 County of Essex in England
75 Henderson County 5
75 Houston County 5
75 Kent County 5 County of Kent in England
75 Lyon County 5
75 Mitchell County 5
75 Pierce County 5 Franklin Pierce
75 Saline County 5
75 Sheridan County 5 Philip Sheridan
75 White County 5
75 York County 5
94 Adair County 4 John Adair
94 Blaine County 4 James Blaine
94 Camden County 4 Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
94 Carbon County 4
94 Dawson County 4
94 Dodge County 4
94 Fremont County 4 John C. Frémont
94 Grundy County 4
94 Iron County 4 Iron ore deposits
94 Lamar County 4
94 Lancaster County 4
94 Liberty County 4
94 Linn County 4
94 Middlesex County 4 Historic county of Middlesex in England
94 Mineral County 4
94 Ottawa County 4 Ottawa Indians
94 Phillips County 4
94 Richmond County 4
94 Russell County 4
94 San Juan County 4
94 Sherman County 4 William Tecumseh Sherman, except Sherman County, Texas, named for Sidney Sherman
94 Smith County 4
94 Somerset County 4 County of Somerset in England
94 St. Clair County 4 Arthur St. Clair, except St. Clair County, Michigan, named for St. Clare of Assisi
94 Sumter County 4
94 Van Buren County 4 Martin Van Buren
94 Wheeler County 4
94 Wilson County 4
94 Wood County 4
123 Baker County 3
123 Beaver County 3
123 Bedford County 3
123 Buchanan County 3 James Buchanan
123 Buffalo County 3
123 Burke County 3
123 Butte County 3[2]
123 Cameron County 3
123 Cedar County 3
123 Chester County 3
123 Cheyenne County 3
123 Chippewa County 3
123 Choctaw County 3
123 Christian County 3
123 Claiborne County 3
123 Cleveland County 3
123 Coffee County 3 John Coffee
123 Comanche County 3
123 Cook County 3
123 Daviess County 3 Joseph Hamilton Daveiss
123 Delta County 3
123 Dickinson County 3
123 Edwards County 3
123 Ellis County 3
123 Erie County 3 Lake Erie, Erie Indians
123 Fairfield County 3
123 Gallatin County 3
123 Graham County 3
123 Grayson County 3
123 Hall County 3
123 Haskell County 3
123 Holmes County 3
123 Humboldt County 3 Alexander von Humboldt
123 Kiowa County 3 Kiowa Indians
123 La Salle County (or LaSalle) 3 René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
123 Lauderdale County 3
123 Lowndes County 3
123 McIntosh County 3
123 McLean County 3
123 McPherson County 3
123 Meade County 3
123 Miami County 3 Miami Indians
123 Miller County 3
123 Moore County 3
123 Morris County 3
123 Murray County 3
123 Nelson County 3
123 Noble County 3
123 Northampton County 3
123 Ohio County 3 Ohio River
123 Oneida County 3
123 Orleans County 3
123 Osage County 3
123 Osceola County 3
123 Park County 3
123 Pawnee County 3
123 Pickens County 3
123 Platte County 3
123 Pope County 3
123 Pottawatomie County 3
123 Potter County 3
123 Robertson County 3
123 Rock County 3
123 Rockingham County 3
123 Schuyler County 3
123 Seminole County 3
123 Sevier County 3
123 Sioux County 3
123 Stark County 3
123 Stephens County 3
123 Stevens County 3
123 Stone County 3
123 Summit County 3
123 Sussex County 3 County of Sussex in England
123 Teton County 3
123 Thomas County 3
123 Todd County 3
123 Valley County 3
123 Vermilion or Vermillion County 3
123 Vernon County 3
123 Walker County 3
123 Williamson County 3
123 Winnebago County 3
123 Worth County 3
123 Wright County 3
123 Wyoming County 3
209 Albany County 2
209 Alexander County 2
209 Allegany County 2
209 Alleghany County 2
209 Armstrong County 2
209 Ashland County 2
209 Atchison County 2
209 Baldwin County 2
209 Barry County 2
209 Barton County 2
209 Bath County 2
209 Barbour County 2
209 Bay County 2
209 Beaufort County 2
209 Bell County 2
209 Berkeley County 2
209 Berrien County 2
209 Bibb County 2
209 Big Horn County 2
209 Blount County 2
209 Bourbon County 2
209 Boyd County 2
209 Bradford County 2
209 Bradley County 2
209 Bristol County 2
209 Brooks County 2
209 Brunswick County 2
209 Bryan County 2
209 Caddo County 2
209 Caroline County 2
209 Chambers County 2
209 Champaign County 2
209 Charlotte County 2
209 Chase County 2
209 Chatham County 2
209 Chautauqua County 2
209 Chesterfield County 2
209 Chickasaw County 2
209 Clayton County 2
209 Clearwater County 2
209 Cleburne County 2
209 Coos County 2
209 Covington County 2
209 Craig County 2
209 Crittenden County 2
209 Crockett County 2
209 Crook County 2
209 Curry County 2
209 Dade County 2[3]
209 Dakota County 2
209 Davidson County 2
209 Davis County 2
209 De Soto County 2 Hernando de Soto
209 Deuel County 2
209 Dewey County 2
209 Dorchester County 2
209 Dunn County 2
209 Duval County 2
209 Eddy County 2
209 Effingham County 2
209 El Paso County 2
209 Elbert County 2
209 Elk County 2
209 Elmore County 2
209 Emmet County 2
209 Escambia County 2
209 Fannin County 2
209 Fillmore County 2 Millard Fillmore
209 Florence County 2
209 Ford County 2
209 Forest County 2
209 Forsyth County 2
209 Frederick County 2
209 Genesee County 2
209 Gibson County 2
209 Giles County 2
209 Gilmer County 2
209 Gloucester County 2
209 Golden Valley County 2
209 Grady County 2
209 Grand County 2
209 Gray County 2
209 Greeley County 2 Horace Greeley
209 Greenwood County 2
209 Green County 2 Nathanael Greene
209 Guadalupe County 2
209 Hale County 2
209 Halifax County 2
209 Hampshire County 2 County of Hampshire in England
209 Hardeman County 2
209 Harding County 2
209 Harlan County 2
209 Harper County 2
209 Harris County 2
209 Hart County 2
209 Haywood County 2
209 Hickman County 2
209 Hidalgo County 2
209 Highland County 2
209 Hill County 2
209 Hillsborough County 2
209 Holt County 2
209 Hopkins County 2
209 Hughes County 2
209 Humphreys County 2
209 Huron County 2
209 Humphreys County 2
209 Hutchinson County 2
209 Hyde County 2
209 Iowa County 2
209 Jeff Davis County 2 Jefferson Davis
209 Juneau County 2
209 Kane County 2
209 Kendall County 2
209 King County 2
209 Kings County 2
209 Lane County 2
209 Laurens County 2
209 Leon County 2
209 Limestone County 2
209 Louisa County 2
209 Lucas County 2
209 Marquette County 2
209 McDowell County 2
209 McHenry County 2
209 Mecklenburg County 2 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
209 Medina County 2
209 Meigs County 2 Return J. Meigs Sr.
209 Menard County 2
209 Menominee County 2
209 Midland County 2
209 Mills County 2
209 Mississippi County 2
209 Morrow County 2
209 Morton County 2
209 Nassau County 2
209 Nemaha County 2
209 Nevada County 2
209 Nicholas County 2
209 Northumberland County 2
209 Oconee County 2
209 Oldham County 2
209 Otero County 2
209 Otsego County 2
209 Ouachita County 2
209 Owen County 2
209 Page County 2
209 Panola County 2
209 Pendleton County 2
209 Pennington County 2
209 Perkins County 2
209 Phelps County 2
209 Plymouth County 2
209 Pocahontas County 2 Pocahontas
209 Pontotoc County 2
209 Portage County 2
209 Powell County 2
209 Prairie County 2
209 Quitman County 2
209 Ramsey County 2
209 Red River County 2
209 Renville County 2
209 Rice County 2
209 Roane County 2
209 Roberts County 2
209 Roosevelt County 2 Theodore Roosevelt
209 Rowan County 2
209 Rush County 2
209 Rusk County 2
209 Rutherford County 2
209 Sabine County 2
209 San Miguel County 2
209 Santa Cruz County 2
209 Scotland County 2
209 Sedgwick County 2
209 Seneca County 2
209 Seward County 2
209 Shannon County 2
209 Sierra County 2
209 Simpson County 2
209 Spencer County 2
209 St. Charles County 2
209 St. Joseph County 2
209 St. Louis County 2
209 Stafford County 2
209 Stanton County 2
209 Steuben County 2 Baron von Steuben
209 Stewart County 2
209 Suffolk County 2 County of Suffolk in England
209 Sumner County 2
209 Surry County 2
209 Talbot County 2
209 Tazewell County 2
209 Terrell County 2
209 Texas County 2
209 Thurston County 2
209 Tioga County 2
209 Tipton County 2
209 Trinity County 2
209 Turner County 2
209 Tyler County 2
209 Upshur County 2
209 Wabash County 2 Wabash River
209 Walton County 2
209 Walworth County 2
209 Ward County 2
209 Wells County 2
209 Westmoreland County 2
209 Whitley County 2
209 Wichita County 2
209 Wilcox County 2
209 Wilkes County 2 John Wilkes
209 Wilkinson County 2
209 Williams County 2
209 Windham County 2
209 Winston County 2
209 Wise County 2
209 Woodford County 2
209 Worcester County 2
209 Yuma County 2

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Count includes parishes in Louisiana
  2. ^ 4 including Box Butte County, Nebraska
  3. ^ 3 including Miami-Dade County, Florida

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