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Most Common US County Names (A-Z)

There are 3143 US Counties or County-Equivalents. For each letter of the alphabet, identify the most common US county name starting with that letter. For each county name listed, I've identified the total number of counties with that name, as well as who (or what) a majority of those counties are named after.
First names have been provided for some of the particularly challenging counties named after individuals.
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Most Commonly Named After:
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County Name
A
2nd or 6th President of the United States
12
Adams
B
US Senator from Missouri nicknamed "Old Bullion" who championed the country's westward expansion, later known as "Manifest Destiny." Thomas Hart ______
9
Benton
C
US Senator and Representative from Kentucky who served as the 7th House Speaker and the 9th Secretary of State. Known as the "Great Compromiser" for his role in defusing sectional crises. Henry ___
18
Clay
D
US Senator and Representative from Illinois who famously debated and defeated "L" in a US Senate race, but was then one of three Democratic candidates to lose to him in the 1860 presidential election.
12
Douglas
E
A county in the East of England
5
Essex
F
American Founding Father known variously as a writer, scientist, inventor, diplomat, printer, publisher and political philosopher. Signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
25
Franklin
G
American Revolutionary War general under "W" known for his success in the southern theater of the war, culminating in British General Corwallis' surrender at the Siege of Yorktown. Nathanael ______
16
Greene
H
American Founding Father and Revolutionary War general under "W." He was one of the primary authors of "The Federalist Papers" and served as the 1st Secretary of the Treasury. Also, something about a musical...
10
Hamilton
I
Local ore deposits
4
Iron
J
3rd President of the United States
26
Jefferson
K
Senior American Revolutionary war general under "W", who later appointed him as the first US Secretary of War. Also the namesake of a famous US Army fort in Kentucky. Henry ____
9
Knox
L
16th President of the United States
24
Lincoln
M
4th President of the United States
20
Madison
N
American Revolutionary War sergeant who was popularized by Parson Weems in his school books in the early 19th century and is now considered one of the popular fictionalized heroic enlisted men of the American Revolution. Not to be confused with the Australian actress who starred in the 1978 hit move Grease: John ______
6
Newton
O
The fruit, or the one of various princes holding a title associated with a sovereign principality in southern France subsequently held by sovereigns of the Netherlands.
8
Orange
P
11th President of the United States
12
Polk
Q
Strong pro-slavery Governor and US Representative from Mississippi. He served as a Brigadier General under "T" in the Mexican-American War. John A. _______
2
Quitman
R
US Senator and Representative from Virginia known for being a strong orator and as a founder of the American Colonization Society. John ________ of Roanoke
8
Randolph
S
Commanding General of the US Army under seven different presidents who served in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, various Indian Wars, and the US Civil War. Winifield _____
11
Scott
T
12th President of the United States
7
Taylor
U
Joining of adjacent counties, or recognition of states joining the United States
18
Union
V
8th President of the United States
4
Van Buren
W
1st President of the United States
31
Washington
X
No United States Counties start with "X" Just type "X" to get this answer.
0
X
Y
A cathedral city in England.
5
York
Z
Only 3 United States Counties start with "Z" Can you name any of them?
1
Zapata, Zavala, Ziebach
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Level 49
Mar 12, 2023
this is pretty much just a history quiz lol
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Level 65
Jan 7, 2024
**SPOILER**

Ziebach county is spelled wrong, and the correct spelling is not accepted

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Level 91
Jan 8, 2024
Yep, a double whammy - I spelled it wrong and I messed up the type-in somehow so no spelling of that county worked. I have now corrected the spelling and the type-ins. Thanks