List of biblical place names in North America

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North America has numerous places named after biblical towns and places. While most of them are in the eastern United States, very few are in the west and in Canada.

Province/
State
Subdivision Place Biblical Place Mentioned
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Alabama AL Limestone County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Houston County Dothan[1] Dothan Genesis 37:17
Alaska AK Unorganized Borough Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Arizona AZ Maricopa County Phoenix Phoenix Acts 27:12
Arkansas AR Crittenden County Jericho Jericho Numbers 22:1
Saline County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Benton County Siloam Springs[2] Shiloah Luke 13:4
California CA Monterey County Carmel-by-the-sea[3] Carmel Joshua 12:22
Colorado CO Pueblo County Beulah Beulah Isaiah 62:4
Connecticut CT New Haven County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Fairfield County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Litchfield County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Litchfield County Canaan Canaan Genesis 9:18
Tolland County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
New London County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Fairfield County New Canaan Canaan Genesis 9:18
New London County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Delaware DE Sussex County Bethany Beach Bethany Matthew 21:7
Sussex County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Florida FL Volusia County New Smyrna Beach Smyrna Revelation 2:8
Georgia (U.S. state) GA Clarke County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Barrow County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Richmond County Hephzibah[4] Hephzibah 2 Kings 21:1
Carroll County Mount Zion Zion 2 Samuel 5:7
Floyd County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Upson County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Illinois IL Menard County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Moultrie County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
McHenry County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
St. Clair County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Macon County Mount Zion Zion 2 Samuel 5:7
Peoria County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Marion County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Lake County Zion Zion 2 Samuel 5:7
Indiana IN Porter County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Sullivan County Jericho Jericho Numbers 22:1
Boone County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Noble County Rome City Rome Acts 2:10
Washington County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Iowa IA Henry County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Henry County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Kansas KS Dickinson County Abilene Abilene Luke 3:1
Smith County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Kentucky KY Boone County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Marion County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Robertson County Mount Olivet Mount of Olives Zechariah 14:4
Livingstone County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Louisiana LA Claiborne Parish Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Maine ME Somerset County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Oxford County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Somerset County Canaan Canaan Genesis 9:18
Oxford County Gilead Gilead Genesis 31:21
Oxford County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
York County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Kennebec County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Maryland MD Montgomery County Damascus Damascus Genesis 14:15
Wicomico County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Massachusetts MA Essex County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Michigan MI Calhoun County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Benzie County Beulah Beulah Isaiah 62:4
Branch County Gilead Township Gilead Genesis 31:21
Minnesota MN Anoka County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Stearns County Zion Zion 2 Samuel 5:7
Mississippi MS Bolivar County Beulah Beulah Isaiah 62:4
Neshoba County Philadelphia Philadelphia Revelation 1:11
Missouri MO Harrison County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Shelby County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Cedar County Jerico Springs Jericho Numbers 22:1
Laclede County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Harrison County Mount Moriah Moriah Genesis 22:2
Dent County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Nebraska NE Thayer County Gilead Gilead Genesis 31:21
Thayer County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Richardson County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
New Brunswick NB Westmorland County Jericho Jericho Numbers 22:1
Albert County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Newfoundland and Labrador NL Newfoundland Mount Moriah Moriah Genesis 22:2
New Hampshire NH Grafton County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Grafton County Canaan Canaan Genesis 9:18
Grafton County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Grafton County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Rockingham County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
New Jersey NJ Hunterdon County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Camden County Mount Ephraim Mount Ephraim Joshua 19:50
Salem County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
New Mexico NM Doña Ana County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
New York NY Greene County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Genesee County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Orange County Goshen Land of Goshen Genesis 45:11
Sullivan County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Albany County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Columbia County Canaan Canaan Genesis 9:18
Fulton County Ephratah Ephrath Genesis 35:19
Washington County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Nassau County Jericho Jericho Numbers 22:1
Yates County Jerusalem Jerusalem Joshua 10:1
Madison County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Essex County Moriah Moriah Genesis 22:2
Oneida County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Washington County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
North Carolina NC Pitt County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Alexander County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Montgomery County Mount Gilead Gilead Genesis 31:21
Wayne County & Duplin County Mount Olive Mount of Olives Zechariah 14:4
Burke County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Forsyth County Winston-Salem[5] Salem Genesis 14:18
North Dakota ND Morton County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Ohio OH Athens County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Clermont County Bethel Bethel Genesis 12:8
Morrow County Mount Gilead Gilead Genesis 31:21
Licking County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Monroe County Jerusalem Jerusalem Joshua 10:1
Warren County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Adams County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Columbiana County & Mahoning County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Oklahoma OK Oklahoma County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Pottawatomie County Bethel Acres Bethel Genesis 12:8
Marshall County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Ontario ON Leeds and Grenville United Counties Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Kawartha Lakes Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Wellington County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Oregon OR Washington County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Clackamas County Damascus Damascus Genesis 14:15
Linn County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Marion County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Pennsylvania PA Lehigh County & Northampton County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Lancaster County Ephrata Ephrath Genesis 35:19
Lebanon County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Northampton County Nazareth Nazareth Matthew 2:23
Philadelphia County Philadelphia[6] Philadelphia Revelation 1:11
Bradford County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Centre County Zion Zion 2 Samuel 5:7
Prince Edward Island PE Prince County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Quebec QC Montérégie Béthanie Bethany Matthew 21:7
Rhode Island RI Washington County Galilee Galilee Joshua 20:7
Washington County Jerusalem Jerusalem Joshua 10:1
South Carolina SC Greenwood County Promised Land Promised Land Genesis 9:18
Oconee County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
South Dakota SD McCook County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Tennessee TN McMinn County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Wilson County Lebanon[7] Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Shelby County Memphis[8] Memphis Hosea 9:6
Loudon County Philadelphia Philadelphia Revelation 1:11
Texas TX Taylor County & Jones County Abilene[9] Abilene Luke 3:1
Henderson County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Castro County Nazareth Nazareth Matthew 2:23
Wise County Rhome Rome Acts 2:10
Utah UT Sanpete County Ephraim Mount Ephraim Joshua 19:50
Grand County Moab Moab Genesis 19:37
Utah County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Salt Lake County South Jordan Jordan River Genesis 13:10
Salt Lake County West Jordan Jordan River Genesis 13:10
Vermont VT Windham County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Essex County Canaan Canaan Genesis 9:18
Chittenden County Jericho Jericho Numbers 22:1
Virginia VA Loudoun County Mount Gilead Gilead Genesis 31:21
Russell County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Washington (state) WA Grant County Ephrata[10] Ephrath Genesis 35:19
Whitman County Tekoa Tekoa 1 Chronicles 2:24
West Virginia WV Mercer County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Brooke County Bethany Bethany Matthew 21:7
Ohio County Bethlehem Bethlehem Genesis 35:19
Tucker County Canaan Valley Canaan Genesis 9:18
Harrison County Salem Salem Genesis 14:18
Wisconsin WI Marathon County Athens Athens Acts 18:1
Jefferson County Hebron Hebron Genesis 13:18
Dodge County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Waupaca County Lebanon Lebanon Deuteronomy 1:7
Adams County Rome Rome Acts 2:10
Jefferson County Rome Rome Acts 2:10

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