List of less common U.S. county names

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This is a list of less common U.S. county names. Specifically, it lists names shared by 2 to 6 counties, parishes (in Louisiana), or boroughs (in Alaska).

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Rank Name Count Most commonly named for
1 Custer County 6 George Armstrong Custer
1 DeKalb County 6 Johann de Kalb
1 Delaware County 6 Delaware (tribe) (3)
1 Lafayette County 6[1] Marquis de Lafayette
1 Floyd County 6
1 Garfield County 6 James A. Garfield
1 Hardin County 6
1 Jones County 6
1 Livingston County 6[1] Edward Livingston (4)
1 Macon County 6 Nathaniel Macon
1 Martin County 6
1 Mason County 6 George Mason (3)
1 Newton County 6 Sgt. John Newton (4)
1 Sullivan County 6 John Sullivan
15 Allen County 5[1]
15 Anderson County 5
15 Caldwell County 5[1]
15 Campbell County 5
15 Carter County 5
15 Clarke County 5
15 Dallas County 5
15 Decatur County 5 Stephen Decatur
15 Essex County 5 County of Essex in England
15 Henderson County 5
15 Houston County 5
15 Kent County 5 County of Kent in England
15 Lyon County 5
15 Mitchell County 5
15 Pierce County 5
15 Saline County 5
15 Sheridan County 5
15 White County 5
15 York County 5
34 Adair County 4 John Adair
34 Blaine County 4 James Blaine
34 Camden County 4
34 Carbon County 4
34 Dawson County 4
34 Dodge County 4
34 Fremont County 4 John C. Frémont
34 Grundy County 4
34 Iron County 4 Iron ore deposits
34 Lamar County 4
34 Lancaster County 4
34 Liberty County 4
34 Linn County 4
34 Middlesex County 4
34 Mineral County 4
34 Ottawa County 4 Ottawa Indians
34 Phillips County 4
34 Richmond County 4
34 Russell County 4
34 San Juan County 4
34 Sherman County 4
34 Smith County 4
34 Somerset County 4
34 St. Clair County 4
34 Sumter County 4
34 Van Buren County 4
34 Wheeler County 4
34 Wilson County 4
34 Wood County 4
63 Baker County 3
63 Beaver County 3
65 Bedford County 3
65 Buchanan County 3
65 Buffalo County 3
65 Burke County 3
65 Butte County 3[2]
65 Cameron County 3[1]
65 Cedar County 3
65 Chester County 3
65 Cheyenne County 3
65 Chippewa County 3
65 Choctaw County 3
65 Christian County 3
65 Claiborne County 3[1]
65 Cleveland County 3
65 Coffee County 3 John Coffee
65 Comanche County 3
65 Cook County 3
65 Daviess County 3 Joseph Hamilton Daveiss
65 Delta County 3
65 Dickinson County 3
65 Edwards County 3
65 Ellis County 3
65 Erie County 3 Lake Erie, Erie Indians
65 Fairfield County 3
65 Gallatin County 3
65 Graham County 3
65 Grayson County 3
65 Hall County 3
65 Haskell County 3
65 Holmes County 3
65 Humboldt County 3
65 Kiowa County 3
65 La Salle County (or LaSalle) 3[1]
65 Lauderdale County 3
 ? Lowndes County 3
 ? McIntosh County 3
 ? McLean County 3
 ? McPherson County 3
 ? Meade County 3
 ? Miami County 3[3] Miami Indians
 ? Miller County 3
 ? Moore County 3
 ? Morris County 3
 ? Murray County 3
 ? Nelson County 3
 ? Noble County 3
 ? Northampton County 3
 ? Ohio County 3 Ohio River
 ? Oneida County 3
 ? Orleans County 3[1]
 ? Osage County 3
 ? Osceola County 3
 ? Park County 3
 ? Pawnee County 3
 ? Pickens County 3
 ? Platte County 3
 ? Pope County 3
 ? Pottawatomie County 3
 ? Potter County 3
 ? Robertson County 3
 ? Rock County 3
 ? Rockingham County 3
 ? Schuyler County 3
 ? Seminole County 3
 ? Sevier County 3
 ? Sioux County 3
 ? Stark County 3
 ? Stephens County 3
 ? Stevens County 3
 ? Stone County 3
 ? Summit County 3
 ? Sussex County 3
 ? Teton County 3
 ? Thomas County 3
 ? Todd County 3
 ? Valley County 3
 ? Vermilion or Vermillion County 3
 ? Vernon County 3[1]
 ? Walker County 3
 ? Williamson County 3
 ? Winnebago County 3
 ? Worth County 3
 ? Wright County 3
 ? Wyoming County 3
151 Albany County 2
 ? Alexander County 2
 ? Allegany County 2
 ? Alleghany County 2
 ? Armstrong County 2
 ? Ashland County 2
 ? Atchison County 2
 ? Baldwin County 2
 ? Barry County 2
 ? Barton County 2
 ? Bath County 2
 ? Barbour County 2
 ? Bay County 2
 ? Beaufort County 2
 ? Bell County 2
 ? Berkeley County 2
 ? Berrien County 2
 ? Bibb County 2
 ? Big Horn County 2
 ? Blount County 2
 ? Bourbon County 2
 ? Boyd County 2
 ? Bradford County 2
 ? Bradley County 2
 ? Bristol County 2
 ? Brooks County 2
 ? Brunswick County 2
 ? Bryan County 2
 ? Caddo County 2[1]
 ? Calloway County 2
 ? Caroline County 2
 ? Chambers County 2
 ? Champaign County 2
 ? Charlotte County 2
 ? Chase County 2
 ? Chatham County 2
 ? Chautauqua County 2
 ? Chesterfield County 2
 ? Chickasaw County 2
 ? Clayton County 2
 ? Clearwater County 2
 ? Cleburne County 2
 ? Coos County 2
 ? Covington County 2
 ? Craig County 2
 ? Crittenden County 2
 ? Crockett County 2
 ? Crook County 2
 ? Curry County 2
 ? Dade County 2
 ? Dakota County 2
 ? Davidson County 2
 ? Davis County 2
 ? De Soto County 2
 ? Deuel County 2
 ? Dewey County 2
 ? Dorchester County 2
 ? Dunn County 2
 ? Duval County 2
 ? Eddy County 2
 ? Effingham County 2
 ? El Paso County 2
 ? Elbert County 2
 ? Elk County 2
 ? Elmore County 2
 ? Emmet County 2
 ? Escambia County 2
 ? Fannin County 2
 ? Fillmore County 2
 ? Ford County 2
 ? Forest County 2
 ? Forsyth County 2
 ? Frederick County 2
 ? Genesee County 2
 ? Gibson County 2
 ? Giles County 2
 ? Gilmer County 2
 ? Gloucester County 2
 ? Golden Valley County 2
 ? Grady County 2
 ? Grand County 2
 ? Gray County 2
 ? Greeley County 2
 ? Greenwood County 2
 ? Green County 2 Nathanael Greene
 ? Guadalupe County 2
 ? Hale County 2
 ? Halifax County 2
 ? Hampshire County 2
 ? Hardeman County 2
 ? Harding County 2
 ? Harlan County 2
 ? Harper County 2
 ? Harris County 2
 ? Hart County 2
 ? Haywood County 2
 ? Hickman County 2
 ? Hidalgo County 2
 ? Highland County 2
 ? Hill County 2
 ? Hillsborough County 2
 ? Holt County 2
 ? Hopkins County 2
 ? Hughes County 2
 ? Humphreys County 2
 ? Huron County 2
 ? Humphreys County 2
 ? Hutchinson County 2
 ? Hyde County 2
 ? Iowa County 2
 ? Jeff Davis County 2 Jefferson Davis
 ? Jefferson Davis County 2[1] Jefferson Davis
 ? Juneau County 2[4]
 ? Kane County 2
 ? Kendall County 2
 ? King County 2
 ? Kings County 2
 ? Lane County 2
 ? Laurens County 2
 ? Leon County 2
 ? Limestone County 2
 ? Louisa County 2
 ? Lucas County 2
 ? Marquette County 2
 ? McDowell County 2
 ? McHenry County 2
 ? Mecklenburg County 2
 ? Medina County 2
 ? Meigs County 2
 ? Menard County 2
 ? Menominee County 2
 ? Midland County 2
 ? Mills County 2
 ? Mississippi County 2
 ? Morrow County 2
 ? Morton County 2
 ? Nassau County 2
 ? Nemaha County 2
 ? Nevada County 2
 ? Nicholas County 2
 ? Northumberland County 2
 ? Oconee County 2
 ? Oldham County 2
 ? Otero County 2
 ? Otsego County 2
 ? Ouachita County 2[1]
 ? Owen County 2
 ? Page County 2
 ? Panola County 2
 ? Pendleton County 2
 ? Pennington County 2
 ? Perkins County 2
 ? Phelps County 2
 ? Plymouth County 2
 ? Pocahontas County 2
 ? Pontotoc County 2
 ? Portage County 2
 ? Powell County 2
 ? Prairie County 2
 ? Quitman County 2
 ? Ramsey County 2
 ? Red River County 2[1]
 ? Renville County 2
 ? Rice County 2
 ? Roane County 2
 ? Roberts County 2
 ? Roosevelt County 2
 ? Rowan County 2
 ? Rush County 2
 ? Rusk County 2
 ? Rutherford County 2
 ? Sabine County 2[1]
 ? San Miguel County 2
 ? Santa Cruz County 2
 ? Scotland County 2
 ? Sedgwick County 2
 ? Seneca County 2
 ? Seward County 2
 ? Shannon County 2
 ? Sierra County 2
 ? Simpson County 2
 ? Spencer County 2
 ? St. Charles County 2[1]
 ? St. Joseph County 2
 ? St. Louis County 2
 ? Stafford County 2
 ? Stanton County 2
 ? Steuben County 2
 ? Stewart County 2
 ? Suffolk County 2
 ? Sumner County 2
 ? Surry County 2
 ? Talbot County 2
 ? Tazewell County 2
 ? Terrell County 2
 ? Texas County 2
 ? Thurston County 2
 ? Tioga County 2
 ? Tipton County 2
 ? Trinity County 2
 ? Turner County 2
 ? Tyler County 2
 ? Upshur County 2
 ? Wabash County 2
 ? Walton County 2
 ? Walworth County 2
 ? Ward County 2
 ? Wells County 2
 ? Westmoreland County 2
 ? Whitley County 2
 ? Wichita County 2
 ? Wilcox County 2
 ? Wilkes County 2
 ? Wilkinson County 2
 ? Williams County 2
 ? Windham County 2
 ? Winston County 2
 ? Wise County 2
 ? Woodford County 2
 ? Worcester County 2
 ? Yuma County 2

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Includes 1 parish in Louisiana
  2. ^ 4 including Box Butte County
  3. ^ 4 including Miami-Dade County
  4. ^ Includes one borough in Alaska