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List of U.S. counties named after U.S. Presidents

This is a list of U.S. counties which are named for Presidents of the United States.

Contents

  • Washington County (31 counties) 1
  • Jefferson County (23 counties with 3 more indirectly named for Jefferson) 2
  • Jackson County (21 counties named for Jackson) 3
  • Madison County (probably 19 with 2 more indirectly named for Madison) 4
  • Lincoln County (17 counties) 5
  • Monroe County (17 counties) 6
  • Polk County (16 counties) 7
  • Grant County (12 counties) 8
  • Garfield County (6 counties) 9
  • Adams County 10
    • Named for John Adams (5 counties with probably 1 or maybe 2 more) 10.1
    • Named for John Quincy Adams (3 counties with maybe 1 or possibly 2 more) 10.2
    • Plus 10.3
  • Harrison County (4 counties) 11
  • Pierce County (4 counties) 12
  • Taylor County (4 counties) 13
  • Van Buren County (4 counties) 14
  • Buchanan County (3 counties) 15
  • Fillmore County (3 counties) and Millard County 16
  • Cleveland County (2 counties) 17
  • Roosevelt County (2 counties) 18
  • Tyler County (2 counties) 19
  • Arthur County (1 county) 20
  • Harding County (1 county) 21
  • Hayes County (1 county) 22
  • McKinley County (1 county) 23
  • Johnson County (0 counties) 24
  • Reagan County (0 counties) 25
  • Clinton County (0 counties) 26
  • Wilson County (0 counties) 27
  • Without a County 28
  • See also 29
  • External links 30

Washington County (31 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for president of the United States.

Jefferson County (23 counties with 3 more indirectly named for Jefferson)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.

PLUS

Jackson County (21 counties named for Jackson)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.

NOTE (3 Counties were named for other people named Jackson)

Madison County (probably 19 with 2 more indirectly named for Madison)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States.

PLUS

Lincoln County (17 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States.

NOTE (8 Counties were named for other people named Lincoln) Five Counties are named for Benjamin Lincoln, a leading general in the American Revolutionary War.

ALSO:

Monroe County (17 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

Polk County (16 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.

NOTE:

Grant County (12 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Ulysses Simpson Grant, the eighteenth president of the United States.

NOTE:

Garfield County (6 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for James Abram Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States.

Adams County

Named for John Adams (5 counties with probably 1 or maybe 2 more)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for John Adams, the second president of the United States.

Named for John Quincy Adams (3 counties with maybe 1 or possibly 2 more)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States.

Since John Quincy Adams is named for his father, these counties can also be considered to be indirectly named for John Adams.

Plus

  • Adams County, Ohio is probably named for John Adams; although his son, John Quincy Adams, has also been suggested as the county's namesake.
  • Adams County, Iowa is named for John Adams or his son John Quincy Adams.
NOTE:

Harrison County (4 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States.

NOTE:

Pierce County (4 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth president of the United States.

NOTE:

Taylor County (4 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president of the United States.

NOTE:

Van Buren County (4 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States.

Buchanan County (3 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States.

Fillmore County (3 counties) and Millard County

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the United States.

Cleveland County (2 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Grover Cleveland, the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States.

NOTE:

Roosevelt County (2 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

Tyler County (2 counties)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for John Tyler, the tenth president of the United States.

Arthur County (1 county)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Chester A. Arthur, the twenty-first president of the United States.

Harding County (1 county)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Warren G. Harding, the twenty-ninth president of the United States.

NOTE:

Hayes County (1 county)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States.

McKinley County (1 county)

This is a list of all of the Counties in the United States named for William McKinley, the twenty-fifth president of the United States.

Johnson County (0 counties)

There are 12 Counties in the United States named Johnson County, but none are named for Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States or Lyndon B. Johnson, the thirty sixth President.

NOTE:

Reagan County (0 counties)

There is 1 County in the United States (in Texas) named Reagan County, but it is not named for Ronald Reagan, the fortieth president of the United States.

Clinton County (0 counties)

There are 9 counties in the United States named Clinton, but they are not named for Bill Clinton, the forty second president of the United States.

Wilson County (0 counties)

There are 4 Counties in the United States named Wilson County (Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas), but none are named for Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president of the United States.

Without a County

24 presidents have Counties in the United States named for them. The following 19 presidents have no counties named for them: Barack Obama.

See also

External links

  • GEOBOPological Survey: The most popular county names, from Washington to Buffalo
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