List of fictional counties
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Fictional counties are created by an author for character placement and story background.
- Missinabi County, Ontario, in Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. The county seat is Mariposa.
- Possum County, Ontario: the setting for The Red Green Show on CBC.
- William and Mary Counties, Ontario: the location of Bartholomew Bandy's home town in Me Too by Donald Jack.
- Barsetshire – locale of Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire novel series; also used by various other authors.
- Borsetshire, containing the village of Ambridge, in the BBC's long-running radio drama The Archers
- Diddlesex – used in the satirical Punch magazine in the 1840s as the abode of an ex-servant who becomes rich.
- Downshire – location of the village of St. Mary Mead in The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (also stated to be in Radfordshire). It should be noted that Downshire can sometimes refer to the real County Down.
- Ffhagdiwedd – County Borough of South East Wales which forms the setting for Waliens, a novel by R.W. Finlan and Darren Bowker-Powis.
- Glebeshire – the setting of many of Hugh Walpole's novels.
- Glenshire – location of the seaside resort of Dilmouth in The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
- Loamshire, a generic rural English county, home of the Loamshire Regiment; used by George Eliot among other authors. In Donald Jack's play The Canvas Barricade, the butler is the rightful Duke of Loamshire. Kenneth Tynan was critical of a type of play he called 'the Loamshire play', an English middle-class country-house drama. He claimed this was almost the only type of play being written in 1950s Britain.
- Mangelwurzelshire – in The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray
- Markshire – used in "Tragedy at Law" by Cyril Hare.
- Mallardshire – setting of one episode of Count Duckula.
- Melfordshire - location of Market Basing in By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
- Mertonshire – setting of "The Horses of Diomedes" in The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie
- Middleshire – used as a setting in Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley and Hercule Poirot's Christmas and A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
- Mortshire – used in the works of Edward Gorey.
- Midsomer – setting of Midsomer Murders.
- Naptonshire – setting for Home Defence training simulations of the 1970s, analogous to Northamptonshire
- Oatshire – in Paper Lives by Compton Mackenzie; borders North Wessex.
- Quantumshire – from Nebulous.
- Radfordshire – the setting for St. Mary Mead in some of the Miss Marple novels and short stories by Agatha Christie: but also stated to be Downshire. This county is close to or borders the fictional counties of Glenshire, Southshire and Middleshire.
- Redshire – A county represented in a map in the Massively Multiplayer Online Game World of Tanks.
- Rutshire – setting of the Rutshire Chronicles by Jilly Cooper
- Shroudshire – county mentioned in the American sitcom The Munsters.
- Slopshire – county in the West Country containing Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, home of Doctor Dolittle
- Southmoltonshire – rural county containing Rowcester Abbey in the novel Ring for Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
- South Riding of Yorkshire – setting for South Riding by Winifred Holtby.
- Stonyshire – adjacent to Loamshire in Adam Bede by George Eliot
- Trumptonshire – setting of the interrelated TV series Camberwick Green, Trumpton, and Chigley
- Wessex – location of Thomas Hardy's novels
- Westershire – setting of Pie in the Sky
- Westshire - setting of "Dead Man's Mirror" by Agatha Christie and the Inspector Wilkins novels of James Anderson; location of Wandlebury in the novels of D. E. Stevenson
- Winshire – setting of The Midwich Cuckoos.
- Wordenshire – home of The Knight in DC Comics.
- Worfordshire or to be more precise South Worfordshire – the setting in English/Welsh borderlands for the novel Blott on the Landscape by Tom Sharpe
- Wyvern, containing the city of Holby (based on Bristol), the setting for BBC drama productions Casualty, Holby City, and HolbyBlue
Republic of Ireland
- County Ring – From Podge & Rodge: A Scare At Bedtime by Radio Telefís Éireann
- Glenarvon – Setting of the Nazi propaganda film The Fox of Glenarvon, located somewhere in the northwest of Galway
- Balboa County – location of Neptune in Veronica Mars
- Beacon County-setting for Teen Wolf
- Clark County – setting for Pineapple Express
- East Bay County – location of Berkeley in Parenthood (Berkeley is a real city in Alameda County, within the informal East Bay region)
- Hill County – setting of the Back to the Future films, includes the towns of Hill Valley, Elmdale and Haysville
- Livermore County – setting of some activity in Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full. Represents southeastern Alameda County, California, where Livermore is located.
- Calusa County – home base of defense attorney Matthew Hope, created by mystery author Ed McBain
- Fatchakulla County, North Florida – location of murder mysteries in Ned Crabb's novel Ralph, or, What's Eating the Folks in Fatchakulla County?
- Oklawaha County – setting for Gamble Rogers' songs and stories
- Dougal County – the rural setting of Squidbillies
- Grant County – setting of novels by Karin Slaughter
- Hazzard County – setting of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard
- Paraquat County – setting of the films The Ugly Dachshund and Smokey Bites the Dust
- King County – hometown of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead TV series
- Pineapple County – mentioned in episodes of Rocket Power, situated on an unspecified island
- Fillmore County – the rural setting of Jericho
- Crow County – the setting of Silas House's novels Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo
- Castle County – location of Castle Rock and Castle View
- Blithe Hollow County– setting of the animated film Paranorman
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- Arlen County – pilot episode of King of the Hill; afterward the name of the county was changed to Heimlich
- Belken County – Rio Grande Valley setting of Rolando Hinojosa-Smith's novels of the Klail City Death Trip Series (KCDTS)
- Blackwood County – scenes from X-Files: Fight the Future
- Braddock County – site of the Southfork Ranch on the TV show Dallas
- Castle County – Good Sheriff Tiger's Site Town in A Small Town in Texas
- Dammering County – Crook Sheriff Duke's Site Town in A Small Town in Texas
- Heimlich County – setting of the television series King of the Hill, includes the towns of Arlen and McMaynerberry.
- Wanker County – rural county in Married... with Children, birthplace of Peg Bundy (née Wanker)
- Unspecified/fictional states
- Bloom County – rural setting of the comic strip Bloom County and its sequels
- Camden County – setting for television show My Name is Earl
- Campbell County – the county where Odyssey is located, on the radio show Adventures in Odyssey
- Carburetor County – location of Radiator Springs in Cars; a map shown in a flashback places this in a location similar to Peach Springs, Arizona, but the settlement itself is a composite of places along U.S. Route 66 in multiple states.
- Cobblestone County – the home of Bedrock in The Flintstones
- Kindle County, the Midwestern setting for most Scott Turow novels
- Konoma County, the home of Willie Stark in All the King's Men
- Kornfield Kounty – setting of variety show Hee Haw
- Mississinewa County (through which flows the Mississinewa River), in the poems of Jared Carter
- Moose County – "400 miles north of everywhere", the setting of Lillian Jackson Braun's Cat Who... stories
- Papen County – setting of Pushing Daisies, somewhere in the Pacific Northwest or New England
- Seacrest County – setting of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010 video game), located somewhere along the US West Coast.
- Stevenston County – from Scary Movie
Other, unspecified, or fictional countries
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- Clarke County, Space – from the novel Clarke County, Space by Allen Steele