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Fictional counties are created by an author for character placement and story background.
United Kingdom [ edit ]
– locale of Barsetshire Anthony Trollope's novel series; also used by various other authors. Chronicles of Barsetshire
, containing the village of Ambridge, in the BBC's long-running radio drama Borsetshire The Archers
Diddlesex – used in the satirical magazine in the 1840s as the abode of an ex-servant who becomes rich. Punch
Downshire – location of the village of St. Mary Mead in by The Murder at the Vicarage 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 by Agatha Christie The Body in the Library
, a generic rural English county, home of the Loamshire Loamshire Regiment; used by George Eliot among other authors. In Donald Jack's play , the butler is the rightful Duke of Loamshire. The Canvas Barricade 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 and An English Murder by Cyril Hare.
Mallardshire – setting of one episode of . Count Duckula
Melfordshire - location of Market Basing in by Agatha Christie By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Mertonshire – setting of "The Horses of Diomedes" in by Agatha Christie The Labours of Hercules
Middleshire – used as a setting in Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley and and Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie A Murder is Announced
Mortshire – used in the works of Edward Gorey.
– setting of Midsomer . Midsomer Murders
Naptonshire – setting for Home Defence training simulations of the 1970s, analogous to [1 ] Northamptonshire
Oatshire – in Paper Lives by Compton Mackenzie; borders North Wessex.
Placefordshire – location of the City of Town in the Sky 1 comedy police procedural series . A Touch of Cloth
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.
Russetshire – location of the Rumshott estate in Rory Clark's Country Estate series.
– setting of the Rutshire 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 by Ring for Jeeves P.G. Wodehouse
South Riding of Yorkshire – setting for by South Riding Winifred Holtby.
Stonyshire – adjacent to Loamshire in by George Eliot Adam Bede
– setting of the interrelated TV series Trumptonshire , Camberwick Green , and Trumpton Chigley
– location of Wessex 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 by Blott on the Landscape Tom Sharpe
Wyvern, containing the city of Holby (based on Bristol), the setting for BBC drama productions , Casualty , and Holby City HolbyBlue
Republic of Ireland [ edit ]
United States [ edit ]
Arrowhead County, containing Cicely, the setting of . (As Alaska has no counties, later seasons mentioned "the Northern Exposure Borough of Arrowhead County".) California
Calusa County – home base of defense attorney Matthew Hope, created by mystery author Ed McBain
Oklawaha County – setting for Gamble Rogers' songs and stories Georgia
Pineapple County – mentioned in episodes of , situated on an unspecified island Rocket Power Indiana
Pierce County – rural setting of the 2010 horror film The Crazies. The county seat is the town of Ogden Marsh and is policed by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. It is located close to Cedar Rapids.
Fillmore County – the rural setting of Jericho Kentucky
New Kent County-the setting of 'The State' series of novels by Jon Strunk; based on New Kent County, VA.; serves as a stand-in for McCreary County, KY, where Strunk was born.
Crow County – the setting of Silas House's novels Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo Louisiana
Castle County – location of Castle Rock and Castle View Maryland
Blithe Hollow County– setting of the animated film Paranorman Mississippi
Johnson County – home of Sgt. Bob Johnson in the film . His grandfather built the first Baptist church in the county. A Canterbury Tale
Wilbur County – rural county in Central Oregon which is the setting for the multi-blog fiction The Germaine Truth by Duane Poncy and Patricia J. McLean Pennsylvania
Banshee County – Rural county which serves as the setting of the Cinemax TV series . The county seat is the town of Banshee, and the county is also home to a large Amish community, the Kinaho Native American reservation and Camp Genoa, a USMC Operating Base. It is policed by the Banshee County Sheriffs Department. Banshee
Whitman County- one of two West Virginia locations (the other being the existing Wyoming County) in Jonathan Franzen's novel . Freedom Wisconsin
Absaroka County – the rural county policed by Sheriff Longmire in the 2012 TV series Longmire Unspecified/fictional states
Bardach County – setting of the 1995 film , with 'Bardach County Jail' being seen on a prisoners jumpsuit. Likely named after the films costume designer, Elinor Bardach. Se7en
Bloom County – rural setting of the comic strip and its sequels Bloom County
Bogen County – home of the Bogen County Fair and the 'Miss Bogen County' beauty pageant, won by " Miss Piggy" in The Muppet Movie
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 ; a map shown in a flashback places this in a location similar to Cars 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 stories Cat Who...
Papen County – setting of , somewhere in the Pushing Daisies Pacific Northwest or New England
Seacrest County – setting of , located somewhere along the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010 video game) US West Coast.
Stevenston County – from Scary Movie
Other, unspecified, or fictional countries [ edit ]
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Orbital [ edit ]
Clarke County, Space – from the novel Clarke County, Space by Allen Steele
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