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 U.S. county names that are used in two or more states. Ranked are the 60 most common county names, which are shared by counties in seven or more states each, accounting for 726 of the 3,140 counties and county-equivalents in the United States.

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Number Name of county Count[1] Most commonly named after
1 Washington County 31 George Washington
2 Jefferson County 26 Thomas Jefferson
3 Franklin County 25 Benjamin Franklin
4 Jackson County 24 Andrew Jackson
4 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 (except Iowa; named for Col. Henry Dodge)
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 George Clinton or 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
44 Randolph County 8 Edmund Randolph or John Randolph of Roanoke
44 Webster County 8 Daniel Webster
56 Howard County 7 Tilghman Howard, John Eager Howard, or Oliver Otis 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
61 Custer County 6 George Armstrong Custer
61 DeKalb County 6 Johann de Kalb
61 Delaware County 6 Delaware (tribe) (3)
61 Lafayette County 6 Marquis de Lafayette
61 Floyd County 6
61 Garfield County 6 James A. Garfield
61 Hardin County 6
61 Jones County 6
61 Livingston County 6 Edward Livingston (4)
61 Macon County 6 Nathaniel Macon
61 Martin County 6
61 Mason County 6 George Mason (3)
61 Newton County 6 Sgt. John Newton (4)
61 Sullivan County 6 John Sullivan
61 Allen County 5
61 Anderson County 5
61 Caldwell County 5
61 Campbell County 5
61 Carter County 5
61 Clarke County 5
61 Dallas County 5
61 Decatur County 5 Stephen Decatur
61 Essex County 5 County of Essex in England
61 Henderson County 5
61 Houston County 5
61 Kent County 5 County of Kent in England
61 Lyon County 5
61 Mitchell County 5
61 Pierce County 5 Franklin Pierce
61 Saline County 5
61 Sheridan County 5
61 White County 5
61 York County 5
61 Adair County 4 John Adair
61 Blaine County 4 James Blaine
61 Camden County 4 Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
61 Carbon County 4
61 Dawson County 4
61 Dodge County 4
61 Fremont County 4 John C. Frémont
61 Grundy County 4
61 Iron County 4 Iron ore deposits
61 Lamar County 4
61 Lancaster County 4
61 Liberty County 4
61 Linn County 4
61 Middlesex County 4 Historic county of Middlesex in England
61 Mineral County 4
61 Ottawa County 4 Ottawa (Odawa) people
61 Phillips County 4
61 Richmond County 4
61 Russell County 4
61 San Juan County 4
61 Sherman County 4
61 Smith County 4
61 Somerset County 4 County of Somerset in England
61 St. Clair County 4
61 Sumter County 4
61 Van Buren County 4
61 Wheeler County 4
61 Wilson County 4
61 Wood County 4
61 Baker County 3
61 Beaver County 3
61 Bedford County 3
61 Buchanan County 3
61 Buffalo County 3
61 Burke County 3
61 Butte County 3[2]
61 Cameron County 3
61 Cedar County 3
61 Chester County 3
61 Cheyenne County 3
61 Chippewa County 3
61 Choctaw County 3
61 Christian County 3
61 Claiborne County 3
61 Cleveland County 3
61 Coffee County 3 John Coffee
61 Comanche County 3
61 Cook County 3
61 Daviess County 3 Joseph Hamilton Daveiss
61 Delta County 3
61 Dickinson County 3
61 Edwards County 3
61 Ellis County 3
61 Erie County 3 Lake Erie, Erie people
61 Fairfield County 3
61 Gallatin County 3
61 Graham County 3
61 Grayson County 3
61 Hall County 3
61 Haskell County 3
61 Holmes County 3
61 Humboldt County 3 Alexander von Humboldt
61 Kiowa County 3 Kiowa people
61 La Salle County (or LaSalle) 3 René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
61 Lauderdale County 3
61 Lowndes County 3
61 McIntosh County 3
61 McLean County 3
61 McPherson County 3
61 Meade County 3
61 Miami County 3[3] Miami people
61 Miller County 3
61 Moore County 3
61 Morris County 3
61 Murray County 3
61 Nelson County 3
61 Noble County 3
61 Northampton County 3
61 Ohio County 3 Ohio River
61 Oneida County 3
61 Orleans County 3
61 Osage County 3
61 Osceola County 3
61 Park County 3
61 Pawnee County 3
61 Pickens County 3
61 Platte County 3
61 Pope County 3
61 Pottawatomie County 3
61 Potter County 3
61 Robertson County 3
61 Rock County 3
61 Rockingham County 3
61 Schuyler County 3
61 Seminole County 3
61 Sevier County 3
61 Sioux County 3
61 Stark County 3
61 Stephens County 3
61 Stevens County 3
61 Stone County 3
61 Summit County 3
61 Sussex County 3 County of Sussex in England
61 Teton County 3
61 Thomas County 3
61 Todd County 3
61 Valley County 3
61 Vermilion or Vermillion County 3
61 Vernon County 3
61 Walker County 3
61 Williamson County 3
61 Winnebago County 3
61 Worth County 3
61 Wright County 3
61 Wyoming County 3
61 Albany County 2
61 Alexander County 2
61 Allegany County 2
61 Alleghany County 2
61 Armstrong County 2
61 Ashland County 2
61 Atchison County 2
61 Baldwin County 2
61 Barry County 2
61 Barton County 2
61 Bath County 2
61 Barbour County 2
61 Bay County 2
61 Beaufort County 2
61 Bell County 2
61 Berkeley County 2
61 Berrien County 2
61 Bibb County 2
61 Big Horn County 2
61 Blount County 2
61 Bourbon County 2
61 Boyd County 2
61 Bradford County 2
61 Bradley County 2
61 Bristol County 2
61 Brooks County 2
61 Brunswick County 2
61 Bryan County 2
61 Caddo County 2
61 Caroline County 2
61 Chambers County 2
61 Champaign County 2
61 Charlotte County 2
61 Chase County 2
61 Chatham County 2
61 Chautauqua County 2
61 Chesterfield County 2
61 Chickasaw County 2
61 Clayton County 2
61 Clearwater County 2
61 Cleburne County 2
61 Coos County 2
61 Covington County 2
61 Craig County 2
61 Crittenden County 2
61 Crockett County 2
61 Crook County 2
61 Curry County 2
61 Dade County 2
61 Dakota County 2
61 Davidson County 2
61 Davis County 2
61 De Soto County 2
61 Deuel County 2
61 Dewey County 2
61 Dorchester County 2
61 Dunn County 2
61 Duval County 2
61 Eddy County 2
61 Effingham County 2
61 El Paso County 2
61 Elbert County 2
61 Elk County 2
61 Elmore County 2
61 Emmet County 2
61 Escambia County 2
61 Fannin County 2
61 Fillmore County 2
61 Florence County 2
61 Ford County 2
61 Forest County 2
61 Forsyth County 2
61 Frederick County 2
61 Genesee County 2
61 Gibson County 2
61 Giles County 2
61 Gilmer County 2
61 Gloucester County 2
61 Golden Valley County 2
61 Grady County 2
61 Grand County 2
61 Gray County 2
61 Greeley County 2
61 Greenwood County 2
61 Green County 2 Nathanael Greene
61 Guadalupe County 2
61 Hale County 2
61 Halifax County 2
61 Hampshire County 2 County of Hampshire in England
61 Hardeman County 2
61 Harding County 2
61 Harlan County 2
61 Harper County 2
61 Harris County 2
61 Hart County 2
61 Haywood County 2
61 Hickman County 2
61 Hidalgo County 2
61 Highland County 2
61 Hill County 2
61 Hillsborough County 2
61 Holt County 2
61 Hopkins County 2
61 Hughes County 2
61 Humphreys County 2
61 Huron County 2
61 Humphreys County 2
61 Hutchinson County 2
61 Hyde County 2
61 Iowa County 2
61 Jeff Davis County 2 Jefferson Davis
61 Juneau County 2
61 Kane County 2
61 Kendall County 2
61 King County 2
61 Kings County 2
61 Lane County 2
61 Laurens County 2
61 Leon County 2
61 Limestone County 2
61 Louisa County 2
61 Lucas County 2
61 Marquette County 2
61 McDowell County 2
61 McHenry County 2
61 Mecklenburg County 2 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
61 Medina County 2
61 Meigs County 2
61 Menard County 2
61 Menominee County 2
61 Midland County 2
61 Mills County 2
61 Mississippi County 2
61 Morrow County 2
61 Morton County 2
61 Nassau County 2
61 Nemaha County 2
61 Nevada County 2
61 Nicholas County 2
61 Northumberland County 2
61 Oconee County 2
61 Oldham County 2
61 Otero County 2
61 Otsego County 2
61 Ouachita County 2
61 Owen County 2
61 Page County 2
61 Panola County 2
61 Pendleton County 2
61 Pennington County 2
61 Perkins County 2
61 Phelps County 2
61 Plymouth County 2
61 Pocahontas County 2
61 Pontotoc County 2
61 Portage County 2
61 Powell County 2
61 Prairie County 2
61 Quitman County 2
61 Ramsey County 2
61 Red River County 2
61 Renville County 2
61 Rice County 2
61 Roane County 2
61 Roberts County 2
61 Roosevelt County 2
61 Rowan County 2
61 Rush County 2
61 Rusk County 2
61 Rutherford County 2
61 Sabine County 2
61 San Miguel County 2
61 Santa Cruz County 2
61 Scotland County 2
61 Sedgwick County 2
61 Seneca County 2
61 Seward County 2
61 Shannon County 2
61 Sierra County 2
61 Simpson County 2
61 Spencer County 2
61 St. Charles County 2
61 St. Joseph County 2
61 St. Louis County 2
61 Stafford County 2
61 Stanton County 2
61 Steuben County 2
61 Stewart County 2
61 Suffolk County 2 County of Suffolk in England
61 Sumner County 2
61 Surry County 2
61 Talbot County 2
61 Tazewell County 2
61 Terrell County 2
61 Texas County 2
61 Thurston County 2
61 Tioga County 2
61 Tipton County 2
61 Trinity County 2
61 Turner County 2
61 Tyler County 2
61 Upshur County 2
61 Wabash County 2
61 Walton County 2
61 Walworth County 2
61 Ward County 2
61 Wells County 2
61 Westmoreland County 2
61 Whitley County 2
61 Wichita County 2
61 Wilcox County 2
61 Wilkes County 2
61 Wilkinson County 2
61 Williams County 2
61 Windham County 2
61 Winston County 2
61 Wise County 2
61 Woodford County 2
61 Worcester County 2
61 Yuma County 2

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Count includes parishes in Louisiana
  2. ^ 4 including Box Butte County
  3. ^ 4 including Miami-Dade County

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