List of the most common U.S. county names

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Location of counties with the five most popular names

This is a list of the most common U.S. county names, specifically the 60 county names shared by counties in seven or more states, which account for 726 of the 3,140 counties and county-equivalents in the United States.

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Number Name of county Count (including parishes in Louisiana) Most commonly named for
1 Washington County 31 George Washington
2 Jefferson County 27 Thomas Jefferson
3 Franklin County 24 Benjamin Franklin
3 Jackson County 24 Andrew Jackson
3 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
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 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 King William of Orange
44 Randolph County 8 Edmund Randolph
44 Webster County 8 Daniel Webster
56 Howard County 7 Tilghman Howard, John Eager Howard, or Oliver 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

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