List of U.S. counties named after prominent Confederate historical figures

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Map of counties named after prominent Confederate historical figures tabulated below.

This is a list of U.S. counties named after prominent Confederate historical figures. Several counties, all but one of them in states that seceded, are named for Confederate politicians and military officers.

The most common Confederacy-related county names are "Lee County" (for Robert E. Lee) with eight examples, and "Jeff Davis County" or "Jefferson Davis County" (for Jefferson Davis) with four examples. Patrick Cleburne, Alexander Stephens, and Henry A. Wise, have two counties each named after them.


Place name State Named after
Allen Parish Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen, Confederate brigadier general and Governor of Louisiana
Arlington County Virginia Named in honor of Arlington House, the home of General Robert E. Lee, originally named after Arlington Archeological Site where the family originated.
Bacon County Georgia Confederate soldier Augustus Octavius Bacon, speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives
Baker County Florida Confederate Senator James McNair Baker
Bartow County Georgia Colonel Francis S. Bartow, killed at the First Battle of Manassas, the first brigade commander of the Confederate States Army to die in combat
Beauregard Parish Louisiana General P.G.T. Beauregard, one of the designers of the Confederate Battle Flag
Benton County Mississippi Brigadier General Samuel Benton, 34th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, mustered from the same counties from which Benton County was formed in 1870
Bradford County Florida Captain Richard Bradford, killed in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island, the first Confederate officer from Florida to die in the American Civil War
Bullock County Alabama Colonel Edward Bullock
Chilton County Alabama William Parish Chilton, Alabama Supreme Court Justice and Confederate congressman
Cleburne County Alabama Major General Patrick Cleburne
Cleburne County Arkansas
Cook County Georgia General Philip Cook, later U.S. Representative
Ector County Texas General Mathew D. Ector
Faulkner County Arkansas Captain Sandford C. Faulkner, composer and fiddler known for the "Arkansas Traveler"
Foard County Texas Major Robert L. Foard
Forrest County Mississippi General Nathan Bedford Forrest
Gray County Texas Peter W. Gray, Houston District, Confederate House of Representatives
Gregg County Texas Brigadier General John B. Gregg
Hale County Alabama Lieutenant Colonel Stephen F. Hale
Hampton County South Carolina Lieutenant General Wade Hampton III, cavalry leader and later governor of South Carolina
Hemphill County Texas Congress of the Confederate States Representative John Hemphill
Hendry County Florida Francis A. Hendry, cattle rancher, politician, and officer in the Confederate States Army
Hoke County North Carolina General Robert Hoke
Hood County Texas Lieutenant General John Bell Hood, commander of Hood's Texas Brigade
Jackson County Oklahoma Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
Jeff Davis County Georgia Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy
Jeff Davis County Texas
Jefferson Davis County Mississippi
Jefferson Davis Parish Louisiana
Lee County Alabama General Robert E. Lee
Lee County Arkansas
Lee County Florida
Lee County Kentucky
Lee County Mississippi
Lee County North Carolina
Lee County South Carolina
Lee County Texas
Lubbock County Texas Colonel Thomas Saltus Lubbock
McCulloch County Texas Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch
Ochiltree County Texas Colonel William Beck Ochiltree, 18th Texas Infantry, a prominent figure in the Republic of Texas
Oldham County Texas William Simpson Oldham Sr., pioneer Texas lawyer and Confederate Senator
Pasco County Florida Samuel Pasco, Confederate soldier and later U.S. Senator
Pender County North Carolina William Dorsey Pender, Confederate soldier mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg
Randall County Texas Brigadier General Horace Randall
Reeves County Texas Colonel George R. Reeves
Reagan County Texas John Henninger Reagan, postmaster general of the Confederacy
Roger Mills County Oklahoma Named for Roger Q. Mills, member of the Texas House of Representatives and later Confederate colonel with the 10th Texas Infantry Regiment. Continued in politics after the war, becoming a Congressman and Senator for Texas.
Scurry County Texas General William Read Scurry
Starr County Texas James Harper Starr, director of the postal service of the Trans-Mississippi Department
Stephens County Georgia Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy
Stephens County Texas
Stonewall County Texas Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
Sutton County Texas Colonel John S. Sutton
Terrell County Texas Brigadier General Alexander Watkins Terrell, Terrell's Texas Cavalry Regiment
Terry County Texas Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry, Terry's Texas Rangers
Tom Green County Texas Brigadier General Thomas Green
Toombs County Georgia General Robert Toombs, Secretary of State of the Confederacy
Upton County Texas Generals John C. and William F. Upton
Vance County North Carolina Colonel Zebulon Baird Vance, twice governor of North Carolina
Walthall County Mississippi General Edward C. Walthall
Wheeler County Georgia Named for Joseph Wheeler, Confederate cavalry general. In 1898–1900 he joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Spanish–American War and Philippine–American War.
Winkler County Texas Colonel Clinton McKamy Winkler
Wise County Texas General Henry A. Wise
Wise County Virginia

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