List of U.S. county name etymologies, A-D

This is a list of U.S. county name etymologies, covering the letters A to D.

A

*Aitkin County, Minnesota: Aitkin is named for William Alexander Aitken, a fur trader in the region.
*Alachua County, Florida: Alachua is named for a Native American word meaning "sinkhole" in either the Muskogee or Timucua languages.
*Alamance County, North Carolina: Alamance is named for the Battle of Alamance, which occurred on Big Alamance Creek, which was named for a local Native American word for the blue mud found in the creek.
*Alameda County, California: Alameda is named for a Spanish word for "avenue shaded by trees" or "cottonwood grove".
*Alamosa County, Colorado: Alamosa is named for a Spanish word meaning "cottonwood grove".
*Albany County, New York: Albany is named for King James II of England, who also was the Duke of York and Albany.
* Albany County, Wyoming: Albany is named for the city of Albany, New York.
*Albemarle County, Virginia: Albemarle was named after Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, a British nobleman.
*Alcona County, Michigan: Alcona is named for a word invented by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft meaning "the excellent plain" with "al" from Arabic for "the", "co" the root of a word for "plain" or "prairie", and "na" for "excellent".
*Alcorn County, Mississippi: Alcorn is named for James Lusk Alcorn, the twenty-eighth governor of Mississippi.
*Aleutians East Borough, Alaska: Aleutians East is named for its location in the eastern segment of the Aleutian Islands.
*Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska: Aleutians West is named for its location in the western segment of the Aleutian Islands.
*Alexander County, Illinois: Alexander is named for William M. Alexander, a pioneer in the county.
* Alexander County, North Carolina: Alexander is named for the Alexander family, of whom several members were leaders in colonial North Carolina.
*Alexandria, Virginia: Alexandria is named for John Alexander, the original owner of the land that the town is located on, and his family.
*Alfalfa County, Oklahoma: Alfalfa is named for William Henry David "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, the ninth governor of Oklahoma.
*Alger County, Michigan: Alger is named for Russell Alexander Alger, the twentieth governor of Michigan.
*Allamakee County, Iowa: Allamakee is named for either Allan Makee, a trapper and trader, or an uncertain Native American origin.
*Allegan County, Michigan: Allegan is named for probably a word invented by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft meaning "the lake" with "al" from Arabic for "the" and "egan" from "sa-gi-e-gan", the Chippewa word for "lake". Other meanings often given are "fine river" or "fair river".
*Allegany County, Maryland: Allegany is named for "oolikhanna", a Lenape Native American word meaning "beautiful stream". The word is the origin of the name of the Allegheny River.
* Allegany County, New York: Allegany is named for a variant spelling of the Allegheny River.
*Alleghany County, North Carolina: Alleghany is named for "oolikhanna", a Lenape Native American word meaning "beautiful stream". The word is the origin of the name of the Allegheny River.
* Alleghany County, Virginia: Alleghany is named for the Allegheny Mountains.
*Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: Allegheny is named for "oolikhanna", a Lenape Native American word meaning "beautiful stream". The word is the origin of the name of the Allegheny River.
*Allen County, Indiana: Allen is named for John Allen, a lawyer, legislator, and lieutenant colonel killed in the Battle of River Raisin in the War of 1812.
* Allen County, Kansas: Allen is named for William Allen, an United States senator from Ohio.
* Allen County, Kentucky: Allen is named for John Allen, a lawyer, legislator, and lieutenant colonel killed in the Battle of River Raisin in the War of 1812.
* Allen County, Ohio: Allen is named for either Ethan Allen, the leader of the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolutionary War; or John Allen, a lawyer, legislator, and lieutenant colonel killed in the Battle of River Raisin in the War of 1812.
*Allen Parish, Louisiana: Allen is named for Henry Watkins Allen, the nineteenth governor of Louisiana.
*Allendale County, South Carolina: Allendale is named for the Allens family of the area, of which one member, Paul H. Allens, was the county seat's first postmaster.
*Alpena County, Michigan: Alpena is named for a word invented by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft meaning "the bird" with "al" from Arabic for "the" and either "pinai" for "partridge" or "penaissee" for "bird".
*Alpine County, California: Alpine is named for its location high in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
*Amador County, California: Amador is named for Jose Maria Amador, a soldier, rancher and miner, who in 1848 established a successful gold mining camp near the present town of Amador City, California. In Spanish, the word "amador" means "one who loves".
*Amelia County, Virginia: Amelia is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, a daughter of George II.
*Amherst County, Virginia: Amherst is named for Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, a colonial governor of Virginia and general in the French and Indian War.
*Amite County, Mississippi: Amite is named for the Amite River, which is located in the county.
*Anchorage, Alaska: Anchorage is named for the fact that Cook Inlet, which Anchorage is located on, once was a popular "anchorage" for ships.
*Anderson County, Kansas: Anderson is named for Joseph C. Anderson, a Kansas state legislator.
* Anderson County, Kentucky: Anderson is named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky legislator and congressman who was the first ambassador from the United States to Colombia.
* Anderson County, South Carolina: Anderson is named for Robert Anderson, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.
* Anderson County, Tennessee: Anderson is named for Joseph Anderson, an U.S. senator from Tennessee.
* Anderson County, Texas: Anderson is named for Kenneth Lewis Anderson, the last vice president of the Republic of Texas.
*Andrew County, Missouri: Andrew is named for Andrew Jackson Davis, an important citizen in St. Louis, Missouri and Savannah, Missouri.
*Andrews County, Texas: Andrews is named for Richard Andrews, the first Texan soldier to die in the Texas Revolution.
*Androscoggin County, Maine: Androscoggin is named for the Androscoggin Native American tribe.
*Angelina County, Texas: Angelina is named for a Hainai Native American woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries and was named "Angelina" by them.
*Anne Arundel County, Maryland: Anne Arundel is named for Anne Arundell, the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore and daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour.
*Anoka County, Minnesota: Anoka is named for a Dakota word meaning "on both sides".
*Anson County, North Carolina: Anson is named for George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, a British admiral assigned to defend North Carolina's shipping from pirates.
*Antelope County, Nebraska: Antelope is named for the pronghorn antelope in the area.
*Antrim County, Michigan: Antrim is named for County Antrim in Ireland.
*Apache County, Arizona: Apache is named for the Apache Native American tribe.
*Appanoose County, Iowa: Appanoose is named for Appanoose, a chief of the Sac and Fox Native American tribes who headed the peace party during the Black Hawk War.
*Appling County, Georgia: Appling is named for Daniel Appling, a soldier in the War of 1812.
*Appomattox County, Virginia: Appomattox is named for the Appomattox River, in turn named for the Appamatucks Native American tribe.
*Aransas County, Texas: Aransas is named for the Rio Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, a Spanish outpost in early Texas.
*Arapahoe County, Colorado: Arapahoe is named for the Arapaho Native American tribe.
*Archer County, Texas: Archer is named for Branch Tanner Archer, a commissioner for the Republic of Texas.
*Archuleta County, Colorado: Archuleta is named for Antonio D. Archuleta, a Colorado state senator.
*Arenac County, Michigan: Arenac is named for a word invented by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft meaning "sandy earth" with "arena" from Latin for "sandy" and "ac" from a Native American language for "earth".
*Arkansas County, Arkansas: Arkansas is named for the Arkansa Native American tribe.
*Arlington County, Virginia: Arlington is named for the Arlington estate associated with the Washington, Custis, and Lee families. The estate, in turn, was named for the "original" Arlington estate in Northampton County, Virginia, established sometime before 1680, which was, in turn again, named for Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington.
*Armstrong County, Pennsylvania: Armstrong is named for John Armstrong, a general in the American Revolutionary War and delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania.
* Armstrong County, Texas: Armstrong is named for any one of several Texas pioneer families.
*Aroostook County, Maine: Aroostook is named for a Native American word meaning "beautiful river".
*Arthur County, Nebraska: Arthur is named for Chester Alan Arthur, the twenty-first president of the United States.
*Ascension Parish, Louisiana: Ascension is named for a colonial ecclesiastical district in the area.
*Ashe County, North Carolina: Ashe is named for Samuel Ashe, the ninth governor of North Carolina.
*Ashland County, Ohio: Ashland is named for Ashland, the farm and mansion of Henry Clay at Lexington, Kentucky.
* Ashland County, Wisconsin: Ashland is named for Ashland, the farm and mansion of Henry Clay at Lexington, Kentucky.
*Ashley County, Arkansas: Ashley is named for Chester Ashley, an U.S. Senator from Arkansas.
*Ashtabula County, Ohio: Ashtabula is named for either the Ashtabula River, or an Algonquian Native American word meaning variously "fish", "fish river", "river of many fish", "there are always enough moving", or "half-way place".
*Asotin County, Washington: Asotin is named for the Nez Percé Native American name for Eel Creek.
*Assumption Parish, Louisiana: Assumption is named for a colonial ecclesiastical district in the area.
*Atascosa County, Texas: Atascosa is named for the Spanish word for "boggy".
*Atchison County, Kansas: Atchison is named for David Rice Atchison, an U. S. senator from Missouri.
* Atchison County, Missouri: Atchison is named for David Rice Atchison, an U. S. senator from Missouri.
*Athens County, Ohio: Athens is named for Athens, Greece, the location of the state university.
*Atkinson County, Georgia: Atkinson is named for William Yates Atkinson, the fifty-eighth governor of Georgia.
*Atlantic County, New Jersey: Atlantic is named for the Atlantic Ocean, on the shores of which the county is located.
*Atoka County, Oklahoma: Atoka is named for its county seat of Atoka, Oklahoma, named in turn for Atoka, a Choctaw leader.
*Attala County, Mississippi: Attala is named for Attala, a fictional Native American heroine.
*Audrain County, Missouri: Audrain is named for James H. Audrain, a Missouri state legislator.
*Audubon County, Iowa: Audubon is named for John James Audubon, the famous naturalist and painter.
*Auglaize County, Ohio: Auglaize is named for either the Auglaize River or a Native American word meaning variously "fallen timbers", "overgrown with brush", or "at the lick".
*Augusta County, Virginia: Augusta is named for Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales and mother of George III of Great Britain.
*Aurora County, South Dakota: Aurora is named for Aurora, the Ancient Roman goddess of the dawn who was called "Eos" by the Ancient Greeks.
*Austin County, Texas: Austin is named for Stephen Fuller Austin, the person who facilitated the Anglo American colonization of Texas and is known as the Father of Texas.
*Autauga County, Alabama: Autauga is named for the Native American village of Atagi, which was located at the confluence of Autauga Creek and the Alabama River.
*Avery County, North Carolina: Avery is named for Waightstill Avery, a Revolutionary War colonel and attorney general of the state of North Carolina.
*Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana: Avoyelles is named for the Avoyels Native American tribe.

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*Baca County, Colorado: Baca is named for the prominent Baca family of Trinidad, Colorado, a member of which had settled early in the area.
*Bacon County, Georgia: Bacon is named for Augustus Octavius Bacon, an U. S. senator from Georgia.
*Bailey County, Texas: Bailey is named for Peter James Bailey, a defender of the Alamo.
*Baker County, Florida: Baker is named for James McNair Baker, a Confederate senator.
* Baker County, Georgia: Baker is named for John Baker, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.
* Baker County, Oregon: Baker is named for Edward Dickinson Baker, an U. S. Representative from Illinois, Senator from Oregon, and close friend of Abraham Lincoln.
*Baldwin County, Alabama: Baldwin is named for Abraham Baldwin, a signer of the United States Constitution and U.S. congressman from Georgia.
* Baldwin County, Georgia: Baldwin is named for Abraham Baldwin, a signer of the United States Constitution and U.S. congressman from Georgia.
*Ballard County, Kentucky: Ballard is named for Bland W. Ballard, a scout for George Rogers Clark who was killed at the Battle of River Raisin in the War of 1812.
*Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore is named for Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, the founder of the Colony of Maryland.
*Baltimore County, Maryland: Baltimore is named for the city of Baltimore, Maryland, which was detached from Baltimore County in 1851.
*Bamberg County, South Carolina: Bamberg is named for either Francis Marion Bamberg, a soldier in the American Civil War; or William Seaborn Bamberg, a local resident along with other members of his family.
*Bandera County, Texas: Bandera is named for Bandera Pass, named in turn for the Spanish word for "flag".
*Banks County, Georgia: Banks is named for Richard Banks, a prominent physician.
*Banner County, Nebraska: Banner is named for the hope of the early settlers to make the county the "banner county" of the state.
*Bannock County, Idaho: Bannock is named for the Bannock Native American tribe.
*Baraga County, Michigan: Baraga is named for Frederic Baraga, a missionary who worked with local Native Americans.
*Barber County, Kansas: Barber is named for Thomas W. Barber, a free-stater killed in Douglas County during the "troubles" near Lawrence, Kansas which came to be known as Bloody Kansas.
*Barbour County, Alabama: Barbour is named for James Barbour, the nineteenth governor of Virginia.
* Barbour County, West Virginia: Barbour is named for Philip Pendleton Barbour, a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia.
*Barnes County, North Dakota: Barnes is named for Alanson Hamilton Barnes, a justice of the Dakota territorial supreme court.
*Barnstable County, Massachusetts: Barnstable is named for probably its county seat of Barnstable, Massachusetts.
*Barnwell County, South Carolina: Barnwell is named for a Barnwell family.
*Barren County, Kentucky: Barren is named for large treeless expanses found by early explorers caused by Native Americans burning tracts of forest.
*Barron County, Wisconsin: Barron is named for Henry D. Barron, a Wisconsin state legislator and judge.
*Barrow County, Georgia: Barrow is named for David Crenshaw Barrow, an official of the University of Georgia.
*Barry County, Michigan: Barry is named for William Taylor Barry, an United States Postmaster General.
* Barry County, Missouri: Barry is named for William Taylor Barry, an United States Postmaster General.
*Bartholomew County, Indiana: Bartholomew is named for Joseph Bartholomew, a hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe and U.S. senator; he was an Indiana state senator at the time of Bartholomew County's formation.
*Barton County, Kansas: Barton is named for Clara Barton, the organizing founder of the American Red Cross.
* Barton County, Missouri: Barton is named for David Barton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.
*Bartow County, Georgia: Bartow is named for Francis S. Bartow, an American Civil War general killed at the First Battle of Bull Run.
*Bastrop County, Texas: Bastrop is named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, an early German settler in Texas.
*Bates County, Missouri: Bates is named for Frederick Bates, the second governor of Missouri.
*Bath County, Kentucky: Bath is named for springs in the area thought to have medicinal value.
* Bath County, Virginia: Bath is named for either the many warm springs within its borders or the city of Bath, England.
*Baxter County, Arkansas: Baxter is named for Elisha Baxter, the thirteenth governor of Arkansas.
*Bay County, Florida: Bay is named for St. Andrews Bay, which the county is located on.
* Bay County, Michigan: Bay is named for Saginaw Bay, which the county is located on.
*Bayfield County, Wisconsin: Bayfield is named for Henry Bayfield, a British naval officer who performed the first survey of the Great Lakes region.
*Baylor County, Texas: Baylor is named for Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War.
*Beadle County, South Dakota: Beadle is named for William Henry Harrison Beadle, a leading figure and surveyor-general of the Dakota Territory.
*Bear Lake County, Idaho: Bear Lake is named for Bear Lake, which lies partly within the county and partly within Utah.
*Beaufort County, North Carolina: Beaufort is named for Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, a Lord Proprietor of Carolina.
* Beaufort County, South Carolina: Beaufort is named for Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, a Lord Proprietor of Carolina.
*Beauregard Parish, Louisiana: Beauregard is named for Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard, the American Civil War Confederate general.
*Beaver County, Oklahoma: Beaver is named for its county seat of Beaver, Oklahoma and the Beaver River, which flows through the county.
* Beaver County, Pennsylvania: Beaver is named for the Beaver River.
* Beaver County, Utah: Beaver is named for the area's many beavers.
*Beaverhead County, Montana: Beaverhead is named for a rock in the Jefferson River shaped like a beaver's head.
*Becker County, Minnesota: Becker is named for George Loomis Becker, a Minnesota state legislator and mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota.
*Beckham County, Oklahoma: Beckham is named for John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham, the thirty-fifth governor of Kentucky.
*Bedford, Virginia: Bedford is named for John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, a Secretary of State for the Southern Department of Great Britain.
*Bedford County, Pennsylvania: Bedford is named for Fort Bedford, named in turn for John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, a Secretary of State for the Southern Department of Great Britain.
* Bedford County, Tennessee: Bedford is named for Thomas Bedford, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.
* Bedford County, Virginia: Bedford is named for John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, a Secretary of State for the Southern Department of Great Britain.
*Bee County, Texas: Bee is named for Barnard Elliott Bee, Sr., a secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.
*Belknap County, New Hampshire: Belknap is named for Jeremy Belknap, an early New Hampshire historian.
*Bell County, Kentucky: Bell is named for Joshua Fry Bell, a lawyer and Kentucky state legislator.
* Bell County, Texas: Bell is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas.
*Belmont County, Ohio: Belmont is named for the French word for "beautiful mountain" or "fine mountain", describing the scenery in the area.
*Beltrami County, Minnesota: Beltrami is named for Giacomo Costantino Beltrami, an Italian who explored the northern reaches of the Mississippi River.
*Ben Hill County, Georgia: Ben Hill is named for Benjamin Harvey Hill, a Georgia state, Confederate, and U.S. congressman.
*Benewah County, Idaho: Benewah is named for Benewah, a Coeur d'Alene leader.
*Bennett County, South Dakota: Bennett is named for either Granville C. Bennett, a prominent South Dakota politician; or John E. Bennett, a judge of the South Dakota Supreme Court.
*Bennington County, Vermont: Bennington is named for the city of Bennington, Vermont, named in turn for Benning Wentworth, governor of the New Hampshire Grants in modern-day Vermont.
*Benson County, North Dakota: Benson is named for Bertil W. Benson, a North Dakota state senator.
*Bent County, Colorado: Bent is named for Bent's Fort which was located on the north bank of the Arkansas River, near present day La Junta, and the Bent brothers who founded the fort.
*Benton County, Arkansas: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Indiana: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Iowa: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Minnesota: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Mississippi: Benton is named for Confederate Brigadier General Samuel Benton from Holly Springs, Mississippi. Local lore has it that when the county was formed in 1870, locals suggested the name Benton to the reconstruction legislature as being Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States but the county was actually named for the Confederate General.
* Benton County, Missouri: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Oregon: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Tennessee: Benton is named for either David Benton, a soldier in the colonial Tennessee Militia; or Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
* Benton County, Washington: Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton, an U.S. senator from Missouri who pushed for westward expansion of the United States.
*Benzie County, Michigan: Benzie is named for an anglicization of the French name, "Riviere Aux-Bec-Scies", for the Betsie River.
*Bergen County, New Jersey: Bergen is named for possibly either Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands; or Bergen, Norway.
*Berkeley County, South Carolina: Berkeley is named for John Berkeley and William Berkeley, two Lord Proprietors of Carolina.
* Berkeley County, West Virginia: Berkeley is named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, a colonial governor of Virginia.
*Berks County, Pennsylvania: Berks is named for the English county of Berkshire.
*Berkshire County, Massachusetts: Berkshire is named for the English county of Berkshire.
*Bernalillo County, New Mexico: Bernalillo is named for either the nearby settlement of Bernalillo, New Mexico or the Gonzales-Bernal family.
*Berrien County, Georgia: Berrien is named for John MacPherson Berrien, the tenth United States Attorney General.
* Berrien County, Michigan: Berrien is named for John MacPherson Berrien, the tenth United States Attorney General.
*Bertie County, North Carolina: Bertie is named for either James Bertie or Henry Bertie, two Lord Proprietors of Carolina.
*Bethel Census Area, Alaska: Bethel is named for the town of Bethel, Alaska which is located in the census area.
*Bexar County, Texas: Bexar is named for San Antonio de Béjar, the capital of Mexican Texas; Béjar is present-day San Antonio, Texas.
*Bibb County, Alabama: Bibb is named for William Wyatt Bibb, the first governor of Alabama who was a native of Georgia.
* Bibb County, Georgia: Bibb is named for William Wyatt Bibb, the first governor of Alabama who was a native of Georgia.
*Bienville Parish, Louisiana: Bienville is named for Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, a French colonial governor of Louisiana.
*Big Horn County, Montana: Big Horn is named for the bighorn sheep in the area.
* Big Horn County, Wyoming: Big Horn is named for the bighorn sheep in the area.
*Big Stone County, Minnesota: Big Stone is named for Big Stone Lake.
*Billings County, North Dakota: Billings is named for Frederick H. Billings, the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad when the county was formed.
*Bingham County, Idaho: Bingham is named for Henry Harrison Bingham, an U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania.
*Black Hawk County, Iowa: Black Hawk is named for Black Hawk, the Sac and Fox Native American chief who led a revolt against resettlement of his tribe in the Black Hawk War.
*Blackford County, Indiana: Blackford is named for Isaac Newton Blackford, a speaker of the first Indiana General Assembly and judge on the Indiana Supreme Court.
*Bladen County, North Carolina: Bladen is named for Martin Bladen, a British politician and Commissioner of Trade and Plantations.
*Blaine County, Idaho: Blaine is named for James G. Blaine, the American statesman, secretary of state, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate.
* Blaine County, Montana: Blaine is named for James G. Blaine, the American statesman, secretary of state, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate.
* Blaine County, Nebraska: Blaine is named for James G. Blaine, the American statesman, secretary of state, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate.
* Blaine County, Oklahoma: Blaine is named for James G. Blaine, the American statesman, secretary of state, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate.
*Blair County, Pennsylvania: Blair is named for John Blair, a signer of the United States Constitution and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from Pennsylvania.
*Blanco County, Texas: Blanco is named for the Blanco River. "Blanco" means "white" in Spanish.
*Bland County, Virginia: Bland is named for Richard Bland, a colonial delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia.
*Bleckley County, Georgia: Bleckley is named for Logan Edwin Bleckley, a soldier and judge on the South Carolina Supreme Court.
*Bledsoe County, Tennessee: Bledsoe is named for Anthony Bledsoe, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and early settler in the area.
*Blount County, Alabama: Blount is named for William Blount, the only governor of the Southwest Territory (modern-day Tennessee).
* Blount County, Tennessee: Blount is named for William Blount, the only governor of the Southwest Territory (modern-day Tennessee).
*Blue Earth County, Minnesota: Blue Earth is named for the Blue Earth River, named in turn for blue-green earth found near its mouth and used by Dakota Native Americans as a pigment.
*Boise County, Idaho: Boise is named for the Boise River. "Boisé" is French for "wooded".
*Bolivar County, Mississippi: Bolivar is named for Simón Bolívar, the great South American revolutionary and general.
*Bollinger County, Missouri: Bollinger is named for George F. Bollinger, a pioneer and Missouri state legislator.
*Bon Homme County, South Dakota: Bon Homme is named for an unknown man whose grave was found on an island in the Missouri River located in the county. A wooden cross marked the grave simply "Bon Homme," the French words for "good man."
*Bond County, Illinois: Bond is named for Shadrach Bond, the first governor of Illinois.
*Bonner County, Idaho: Bonner is named for Edwin L. Bonner, a pioneer ferry operator in the area.
*Bonneville County, Idaho: Bonneville is named for Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville, a French explorer of the Great Basin area.
*Boone County, Arkansas: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
* Boone County, Illinois: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
* Boone County, Indiana: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
* Boone County, Iowa: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman, and his son, Daniel Nathan Boone, a colonel in the U. S. Dragoons.
* Boone County, Kentucky: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
* Boone County, Missouri: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
* Boone County, Nebraska: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
* Boone County, West Virginia: Boone is named for Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.
*Borden County, Texas: Borden is named for Gail Borden, Jr., a businessman, publisher, and surveyor in Texas who invented condensed milk.
*Bosque County, Texas: Bosque is named for the Bosque River.
*Bossier Parish, Louisiana: Bossier is named for presumably Pierre Jean Baptiste Evariste Bossier, an U.S. representative from Louisiana.
*Botetourt County, Virginia: Botetourt is named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, a colonial governor of Virginia.
*Bottineau County, North Dakota: Bottineau is named for Pierre Bottineau, a Métis guide and frontiersman in the area.
*Boulder County, Colorado: Boulder is named for the abundance of boulders in the area.
*Boundary County, Idaho: Boundary is named for the fact that it borders Washington on the west, Montana on the east, and Canada (British Columbia) on the north.
*Bourbon County, Kansas: Bourbon is named for Bourbon County, Kentucky.
* Bourbon County, Kentucky: Bourbon is named for the French House of Bourbon.
*Bowie County, Texas: Bowie is named for James Bowie, the legendary knife fighter who died at the Battle of the Alamo.
*Bowman County, North Dakota: Bowman is named for Edward M. Bowman, an U.S. representative from the Dakota Territory.
*Box Butte County, Nebraska: Box Butte is named for a large box-shaped butte located in the county.
*Box Elder County, Utah: Box Elder is named for the area's many box elder trees.
*Boyd County, Kentucky: Boyd is named for Linn Boyd, an U. S. congressman and Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives from Kentucky.
* Boyd County, Nebraska: Boyd is named for James E. Boyd, the eighth governor of Nebraska.
*Boyle County, Kentucky: Boyle is named for John Boyle, an U. S. congressman and district judge from Kentucky.
*Bracken County, Kentucky: Bracken is named for Bracken Creek and Little Bracken Creek, two streams located in the county.
*Bradford County, Florida: Bradford is named for Richard Bradford, a soldier in the American Civil War who was killed in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island.
* Bradford County, Pennsylvania: Bradford is named for William Bradford, the second United States Attorney General.
*Bradley County, Arkansas: Bradley is named for Hugh Bradley, a soldier in the War of 1812.
* Bradley County, Tennessee: Bradley is named for Edward Bradley, a Tennessee militia officer in the War of 1812.
*Branch County, Michigan: Branch is named for John Branch, the eighth United States Secretary of the Navy.
*Brantley County, Georgia: Brantley is named for Benjamin D. Brantley, a member of a prominent local family; or William Goodman Brantley, a Georgia state senator.
*Braxton County, West Virginia: Braxton is named for Carter Braxton, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence from Virginia.
*Brazoria County, Texas: Brazoria is named for the Brazos River.
*Brazos County, Texas: Brazos is named for the Brazos River.
*Breathitt County, Kentucky: Breathitt is named for John Breathitt, the eleventh governor of Kentucky.
*Breckinridge County, Kentucky: Breckinridge is named for John Breckinridge, the fifth United States Attorney General and an U. S. senator from Kentucky.
*Bremer County, Iowa: Bremer is named for Fredricka Bremer, a Swedish novelist.
*Brevard County, Florida: Brevard is named for Theodore Washington Brevard, a Florida State Controller in the 1850s; it was originally named St. Lucia County. [cite web
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*Brewster County, Texas: Brewster is named for Henry Percy Brewster, a secretary of war for the Republic of Texas and soldier in the American Civil War. (His middle name has been also given as "Persy".)
*Briscoe County, Texas: Briscoe is named for Andrew Briscoe, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.
*Bristol, Virginia: Bristol is named for the city of Bristol, England.
*Bristol County, Massachusetts: Bristol is named for the city of Bristol, England.
* Bristol County, Rhode Island: Bristol is named for the city of Bristol, England.
*Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska: Bristol Bay is named for Bristol Bay, which is located in the borough.
*Broadwater County, Montana: Broadwater is named for Charles A. Broadwater, a pioneer in the area and soldier in the United States Army.
*Bronx County, New York: Bronx is named for Jonas Bronck, an early settler in the region.
*Brooke County, West Virginia: Brooke is named for Robert Brooke, the tenth governor of Virginia.
*Brookings County, South Dakota: Brookings is named for Wilmot W. Brookings, a pioneer who was one of the first settlers in the Dakota Territory.
*Brooks County, Georgia: Brooks is named for Preston Smith Brooks, an U. S. congressman from South Carolina who famously attacked Charles Sumner, a fellow senator, with a cane.
* Brooks County, Texas: Brooks is named for John Abijah Brooks, a Texas Ranger and Texas state legislator.
*Broome County, New York: Broome is named for John Broome, a lieutenant governor of New York.
*Broomfield County, Colorado: Broomfield is named for the city of Broomfield, Colorado, which in turn is named for the quantity of broom corn grown in the area.
*Broward County, Florida: Broward is named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the nineteenth governor of Florida.
*Brown County, Illinois: Brown is named for Jacob Jennings Brown, a general in the War of 1812.
* Brown County, Indiana: Brown is named for Jacob Jennings Brown, a general in the War of 1812.
* Brown County, Kansas: Brown is named for Albert Gallatin Brown, the fourteenth governor of Mississippi and an U.S. senator from Mississippi.
* Brown County, Minnesota: Brown is named for Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, newspaperman, and Minnesota territorial legislator.
* Brown County, Nebraska: Brown is named for any two of five members of the Nebraska state legislature named Brown at the time of the county's formation.
* Brown County, Ohio: Brown is named for Jacob Jennings Brown, a general in the War of 1812.
* Brown County, South Dakota: Brown is named for Alfred Brown, a Dakota territorial legislator.
* Brown County, Texas: Brown is named for Henry Stevenson Brown, a commander at the Battle of Velasco prior to the Texas Revolution.
* Brown County, Wisconsin: Brown is named for Jacob Jennings Brown, a general in the War of 1812.
*Brule County, South Dakota: Brule is named for probably the Brulé, a branch of the Sioux Native American tribe.
*Brunswick County, North Carolina: Brunswick is named for King George I of Great Britain, Duke of Brunswick.
* Brunswick County, Virginia: Brunswick is named for the region of Brunswick in present-day Germany.
*Bryan County, Georgia: Bryan is named for Jonathan Bryan, a Georgia colonial legislator in the 1600s.
* Bryan County, Oklahoma: Bryan is named for William Jennings Bryan, the lawyer, forty-first United States Secretary of State, and thrice-time presidential candidate.
*Buchanan County, Iowa: Buchanan is named for James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States.
* Buchanan County, Missouri: Buchanan is named for James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States.
* Buchanan County, Virginia: Buchanan is named for James Buchanan, the fifteenth president of the United States.
*Buckingham County, Virginia: Buckingham is named for either the English county of Buckinghamshire; or an unknown Duke of Buckingham (extinct at the time of the county's formation).
*Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Bucks is named for the English county of Buckinghamshire.
*Buena Vista, Virginia: Buena Vista is named for the Buena Vista Company, which raised the money for the city's founding.
*Buena Vista County, Iowa: Buena Vista is named for the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War.
*Buffalo County, Nebraska: Buffalo is named for the American Bison which once roamed the present county.
*Buffalo County, South Dakota: Buffalo is named for probably the American Bison.
* Buffalo County, Wisconsin: Buffalo is named for the Buffalo River.
*Bullitt County, Kentucky: Bullitt is named for Alexander Scott Bullitt, a co-author of the Kentucky state constitution and the first lieutenant governor of Kentucky.
*Bulloch County, Georgia: Bulloch is named for Archibald Bulloch, the second governor of Georgia.
*Bullock County, Alabama: Bullock is named for Edward C. Bullock, a soldier in the Confederate States Army.
*Buncombe County, North Carolina: Buncombe is named for Edward Buncombe, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.
*Bureau County, Illinois: Bureau is named for Pierre de Bureo, a French trader with Native American in the area.
*Burke County, Georgia: Burke is named for Edmund Burke, a member of the British Parliament who advised the repeal of the Stamp Act in the 1760s and reconciliation with the American colonies.
* Burke County, North Carolina: Burke is named for Thomas Burke, the third governor of North Carolina.
* Burke County, North Dakota: Burke is named for John Burke, the tenth governor of North Dakota.
*Burleigh County, North Dakota: Burleigh is named for Walter Atwood Burleigh, an U.S. representative from the Dakota Territory.
*Burleson County, Texas: Burleson is named for Edward Burleson, a general and statesman of the Texas Revolution.
*Burlington County, New Jersey: Burlington is named for a corruption of the name of Bridlington, England.
*Burnet County, Texas: Burnet is named for David Gouverneur Burnet, the first president of the Republic of Texas.
*Burnett County, Wisconsin: Burnett is named for Thomas P. Burnett, a Wisconsin state legislator.
*Burt County, Nebraska: Burt is named for Francis Burt, the first governor of the Nebraska Territory.
*Butler County, Alabama: Butler is named for William Butler, a soldier who fought in the Creek War.
* Butler County, Iowa: Butler is named for William Orlando Butler, a Kentucky statesman, U.S. representative, vice presidential candidate, and general in the Mexican-American War.
* Butler County, Kansas: Butler is named for Andrew Pickens Butler, an U.S. senator from South Carolina.
* Butler County, Kentucky: Butler is named for Richard Butler, a general who was killed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
* Butler County, Missouri: Butler is named for William Orlando Butler, a Kentucky statesman, U.S. representative, vice presidential candidate, and general in the Mexican-American War.
* Butler County, Nebraska: Butler is named for either David Butler, the first governor of Nebraska; or William Orlando Butler, a Kentucky statesman, U.S. representative, vice presidential candidate, and general in the Mexican-American War who also declined an appointment to become the first governor of the Nebraska Territory.
* Butler County, Ohio: Butler is named for Richard Butler, a general who was killed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
* Butler County, Pennsylvania: Butler is named for Richard Butler, who was killed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
*Butte County, California: Butte is named for either the Marysville Buttes or Sutter Buttes.
* Butte County, Idaho: Butte is named for the buttes scattered throughout the county.
* Butte County, South Dakota: Butte is named for one or more unknown buttes.
*Butts County, Georgia: Butts is named for Sam Butts, a soldier killed in the War of 1812.

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*Cabarrus County, North Carolina: Cabarrus is named for Stephen Cabarrus, a North Carolina state legislator.
*Cabell County, West Virginia: Cabell is named for William H. Cabell, the fourteenth governor of Virginia.
*Cache County, Utah: Cache is named for the caches of furs collected in the area by Rocky Mountain Fur Company trappers.
*Caddo County, Oklahoma: Caddo is named for the Caddo Native American tribe.
*Caddo Parish, Louisiana: Caddo is named for the Caddo Native American tribe.
*Calaveras County, California: Calaveras is named for "calaveras", the Spanish word for "skulls", reportedly for the bones of fighters left behind after a Native American war that were discovered by Captain Gabriel Moraga.
*Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: Calcasieu is named for supposedly Calcasieu, an Atakapas Native American leader, whose name is said to mean "crying eagle".
*Caldwell County, Kentucky: Caldwell is named for John Caldwell, an U. S. senator and the second lieutenant governor of Kentucky.
* Caldwell County, Missouri: Caldwell is named for either John Caldwell, a Native American scout; John Caldwell, an U. S. senator and the second lieutenant governor of Kentucky; or Mathew Caldwell, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier during the Texas Revolution.
* Caldwell County, North Carolina: Caldwell is named for Joseph Caldwell, the first president of the University of North Carolina, who advocated public school and railroad systems in North Carolina.
* Caldwell County, Texas: Caldwell is named for probably Mathew Caldwell, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier during the Texas Revolution.
*Caldwell Parish, Louisiana: Caldwell is named for the locally prominent Caldwell family.
*Caledonia County, Vermont: Caledonia is named for the Latin name for Scotland.
*Calhoun County, Alabama: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Arkansas: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Florida: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Georgia: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Illinois: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Iowa: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Michigan: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Mississippi: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, South Carolina: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, Texas: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
* Calhoun County, West Virginia: Calhoun is named for John C. Calhoun, the U.S. statesman, seventh vice president of the United States, and Secretary of State from South Carolina.
*Callahan County, Texas: Callahan is named for James Hughes Callahan, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.
*Callaway County, Missouri: Callaway is named for James Callaway, a "Missouri ranger" killed by Native Americans during the War of 1812.
*Calloway County, Kentucky: Calloway is named for Richard Calloway, an early pioneer in Kentucky.
*Calumet County, Wisconsin: Calumet is named for "calumet", the French word for a Menominee peace pipe.
*Calvert County, Maryland: Calvert is named for the Calvert family, whose male members bore the title of Baron Baltimore and included the founders of the colony of Maryland.
*Camas County, Idaho: Camas is named for the local camassia plant.
*Cambria County, Pennsylvania: Cambria is named for its original status as Cambria Township of Somerset County, Pennsylvania; "Cambria" is an ancient name for Wales.
*Camden County, Georgia: Camden is named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the Stamp Act in the 1760s.
* Camden County, Missouri: Camden is named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the Stamp Act in the 1760s.
* Camden County, New Jersey: Camden is named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the Stamp Act in the 1760s.
* Camden County, North Carolina: Camden is named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the Stamp Act in the 1760s.
*Cameron County, Pennsylvania: Cameron is named for Simon Cameron, the twenty-sixth Secretary of War of the United States in the first year of the American Civil War and an U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.
* Cameron County, Texas: Cameron is named for Ewen Cameron, a soldier during the Texas Revolution.
*Cameron Parish, Louisiana: Cameron is named for Simon Cameron, the twenty-sixth Secretary of War of the United States in the first year of the American Civil War and an U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.
*Camp County, Texas: Camp is named for John Lafayette Camp, a Texas state politician.
*Campbell County, Kentucky: Campbell is named for John Campbell, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, founder of Louisville, Kentucky, and Kentucky state senator.
* Campbell County, South Dakota: Campbell is named for an uncertain source.
* Campbell County, Tennessee: Campbell is named for Authur Campbell, a Virginia House of Burgesses representative.
* Campbell County, Virginia: Campbell is named for William Campbell, a Continental general of the American Revolutionary War.
* Campbell County, Wyoming: Campbell is named for jointly John Archibald Campbell, a governor of the Wyoming Territory and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; and Robert Campbell, an explorer of the area.
*Canadian County, Oklahoma: Canadian is named for the Canadian River, which flows through the county.
*Candler County, Georgia: Candler is named for Allen Daniel Candler, the fifty-ninth governor of Georgia.
*Cannon County, Tennessee: Cannon is named for Newton Cannon, the tenth governor of Tennessee.
*Canyon County, Idaho: Canyon is named for either the Boise River or Snake River canyons.
*Cape Girardeau County, Missouri: Cape Girardeau is named for supposedly Sieur Jean Baptiste de Girardot, an early French colonial officer in the area.
*Cape May County, New Jersey: Cape May is named for Cape May, which in turn is named for Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, the sea captain who discovered the cape.
*Carbon County, Montana: Carbon is named for coal deposits in the region.
* Carbon County, Pennsylvania: Carbon is named for coal deposits in the region.
* Carbon County, Utah: Carbon is named for coal deposits in the region.
* Carbon County, Wyoming: Carbon is named for coal deposits in the region.
*Caribou County, Idaho: Caribou is named for the Caribou Mountains.
*Carlisle County, Kentucky: Carlisle is named for John Griffin Carlisle, a Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States from Kentucky.
*Carlton County, Minnesota: Carlton is named for Reuben B. Carlton, a pioneer in the area.
*Caroline County, Maryland: Caroline is named for Lady Caroline Eden, the daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, sister of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore, and wife of Robert Eden, the last colonial governor of Maryland.
* Caroline County, Virginia: Caroline is named for Caroline of Ansbach, the consort of King George II of Great Britain.
*Carroll County, Arkansas: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Georgia: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Illinois: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Indiana: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Iowa: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Kentucky: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Maryland: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Mississippi: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Missouri: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, New Hampshire: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Ohio: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
* Carroll County, Tennessee: Carroll is named for William Carroll, the sixth governor of Tennessee.
* Carroll County, Virginia: Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving and only Catholic signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
*Carson City, Nevada: Carson City is named for Christopher Houston (Kit) Carson, the famous frontier scout and soldier.
*Carson County, Texas: Carson is named for Samuel Price Carson, the first secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.
*Carter County, Kentucky: Carter is named for William Grayson Carter, a Kentucky state senator.
* Carter County, Missouri: Carter is named for Zimri A. Carter, a pioneer in the area.
* Carter County, Montana: Carter is named for Thomas Henry Carter, an United States senator from Montana.
* Carter County, Oklahoma: Carter is named for Ben W. Carter, a captain in the United States Army and a Cherokee who married and settled among the Chickasaws whose son was a state senator for over forty years following statehood.
* Carter County, Tennessee: Carter is named for Landon Carter, a speaker of the senate of the State of Franklin.
*Carteret County, North Carolina: Carteret is named for George Carteret, a Lord Proprietor of the Province of Carolina.
*Carver County, Minnesota: Carver is named for Jonathan Carver, an early explorer in the area.
*Cascade County, Montana: Cascade is named for the Great Falls of the Missouri River which were located in the county.
*Casey County, Kentucky: Casey is named for William Casey, an early pioneer in western Kentucky.
*Cass County, Illinois: Cass is named for
* Cass County, Indiana: Cass is named for Governor of Michigan and U.S. Cabinet member Lewis Cass.
* Cass County, Iowa: Cass is named for
* Cass County, Michigan: Cass is named for Lewis Cass
* Cass County, Minnesota: Cass is named for
* Cass County, Missouri: Cass is named for
* Cass County, Nebraska: Cass is named for
* Cass County, North Dakota: Cass is named for George Washington Cass, who was the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
* Cass County, Texas: Cass is named for
*Cassia County, Idaho: Cassia is named for
*Castro County, Texas: Castro is named for
*Caswell County, North Carolina: Caswell is named for
*Catahoula Parish, Louisiana: Catahoula is named for the Louisiana state dog, the catahoula leopard dog.
*Catawba County, North Carolina: Catawba is named for
*Catoosa County, Georgia: Catoosa is named for Catoosa, a Native American chief.
*Catron County, New Mexico: Catron is named for Thomas B. Catron, advocate for statehood and first U.S. Senator.
*Cattaraugus County, New York: Cattaraugus is named for
*Cavalier County, North Dakota: Cavalier is named for
*Cayuga County, New York: Cayuga is named for
*Cecil County, Maryland: Cecil is named for
*Cedar County, Iowa: Cedar is named for
* Cedar County, Missouri: Cedar is named for
* Cedar County, Nebraska: Cedar is named for
*Centre County, Pennsylvania: Centre is named for
*Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Cerro Gordo is named for the Battle of Cerro Gordo
*Chaffee County, Colorado: Chaffee is named for Jerome B. Chaffee, a pioneer and one of Colorado's first two United States Senators
*Chambers County, Alabama: Chambers is named for
* Chambers County, Texas: Chambers is named for
*Champaign County, Illinois: Champaign was named by John W. Vance of Vermilion County, Illinois in 1833. It was named after Champaign County, Ohio, where Vance was originally from.
* Champaign County, Ohio: Champaign is named for
*Chariton County, Missouri: Chariton is named for
*Charles City County, Virginia: Charles City is named for King Charles I of England.
*Charles County, Maryland: Charles is named for Charles Calvert, the 3rd Baron Baltimore.
*Charles Mix County, South Dakota: Charles Mix is named for
*Charleston County, South Carolina: Charleston is named for
*Charlevoix County, Michigan: Charlevoix is named for
*Charlotte County, Florida: Charlotte is named for
* Charlotte County, Virginia: Charlotte is named for
*Charlottesville, Virginia: Charlottesville is named for
*Charlton County, Georgia: Charlton is named for Robert Milledge Charlton, a US Senator from Georgia.
*Chase County, Kansas: Chase is named for
* Chase County, Nebraska: Chase is named for
*Chatham County, Georgia: Chatham is named for
* Chatham County, North Carolina: Chatham is named for
*Chattahoochee County, Georgia: Chattahoochee is named for
*Chattooga County, Georgia: Chatooga is named for
*Chautauqua County, Kansas: Chautauqua is named for
* Chautauqua County, New York: Chautauqua is named for
*Chaves County, New Mexico: Chaves is named for José Francisco Chaves, a 19th Century New Mexico political and military figure.
*Cheatham County, Tennessee, is named for Tennessee state legislator Edward Cheatham.
*Cheboygan County, Michigan: Cheboygan is named for
*Chelan County, Washington: Chelan is named for
*Chemung County, New York: Chemung is named for
*Chenango County, New York: Chenango is named for
*Cherokee County, Alabama: Cherokee is named for
* Cherokee County, Iowa: Cherokee is named for
* Cherokee County, Kansas: Cherokee is named for
* Cherokee County, North Carolina: Cherokee is named for
* Cherokee County, Oklahoma: Cherokee is named for
* Cherokee County, South Carolina: Cherokee is named for
* Cherokee County, Texas: Cherokee is named for
*Cherry County, Nebraska: Cherry is named for
*Chesapeake, Virginia: Chesapeake is named for
*Cheshire County, New Hampshire: Cheshire is named for
*Chester County, Pennsylvania: Chester is named for
* Chester County, South Carolina: Chester is named for
* Chester County, Tennessee, is named for Tennessee state legislator Robert I. Chester.
*Chesterfield County, South Carolina: Chesterfield is named for
* Chesterfield County, Virginia: Chesterfield is named for
*Cheyenne County, Colorado: Cheyenne is named for the Cheyenne Native American tribe.
* Cheyenne County, Kansas: Cheyenne is named for
* Cheyenne County, Nebraska: Cheyenne is named for
*Chickasaw County, Iowa: Chickasaw is named for
* Chickasaw County, Mississippi: Chickasaw is named for
*Chicot County, Arkansas: Chicot is named for
*Childress County, Texas: Childress is named for
*Chilton County, Alabama: Chilton is named for
*Chippewa County, Michigan: Chippewa is named for
* Chippewa County, Minnesota: Chippewa is named for
* Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Chippewa is named for
*Chisago County, Minnesota: Chisago is named for
*Chittenden County, Vermont: Chittenden is named for Thomas Chittenden, Vermont's first governor.
*Choctaw County, Alabama: Choctaw is named for
* Choctaw County, Mississippi: Choctaw is named for
* Choctaw County, Oklahoma: Choctaw is named for
*Chouteau County, Montana: Choteau is named for
*Chowan County, North Carolina: Chowan is named for
*Christian County, Illinois: Christian is named for
*Christian County, Kentucky: Christian is named for
* Christian County, Missouri: Christian is named for
*Churchill County, Nevada: Churchill is named for
*Cibola County, New Mexico: Cibola is named for
*Cimarron County, Oklahoma: Cimarron is named for
*Citrus County, Florida: Citrus is named for
*Clackamas County, Oregon: Clackamas is named for
*Claiborne County, Mississippi: Claiborne is named for
* Claiborne County, Tennessee, is named for Governor of Louisiana and Governor of Mississippi Territory William C. C. Claiborne (1775–1817).
*Claiborne Parish, Louisiana: Claiborne is named for the first governor of Louisiana, W.C.C. Claiborne, who was governor from 1812-1816. He was a Virginia native.
*Clallam County, Washington: Clallam is named for
*Clare County, Michigan: Clare is named for
*Clarendon County, South Carolina: Clarendon is named for
*Clarion County, Pennsylvania: Clarion is named for
*Clark County, Arkansas: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Idaho: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Illinois: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Indiana: Clark is named for George Rogers Clark, the hero of the western front of the American Revolutionary War.
* Clark County, Kansas: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Kentucky: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Missouri: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Nevada: Clark is named for William Andrews Clark, a Montana copper magnate and United States Senator.
* Clark County, Ohio: Clark is named for George Rogers Clark
* Clark County, South Dakota: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Washington: Clark is named for
* Clark County, Wisconsin: Clark is named for
*Clarke County, Alabama: Clarke is named for
* Clarke County, Georgia: Clarke is named for
* Clarke County, Iowa: Clarke is named for
* Clarke County, Mississippi: Clarke is named for
* Clarke County, Virginia: Clarke is named for
*Clatsop County, Oregon: Clatsop is named for
*Clay County, Alabama: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Arkansas: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Florida: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Georgia: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Illinois: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Indiana: Clay is named for U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay.
* Clay County, Iowa: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Kansas: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Kentucky: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Minnesota: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Mississippi: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Missouri: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Nebraska: Clay is named for
* Clay County, North Carolina: Clay is named for
* Clay County, South Dakota: Clay is named for
* Clay County, Tennessee, is named for U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay (1777–1852).
* Clay County, Texas: Clay is named for
* Clay County, West Virginia: Clay is named for
*Clayton County, Georgia: Clayton is named for
* Clayton County, Iowa: Clayton is named for
*Clear Creek County, Colorado: Clear Creek is named for the river Clear Creek, which runs through the county.
*Clearfield County, Pennsylvania: Clearfield is named for
*Clearwater County, Idaho: Clearwater is named for
* Clearwater County, Minnesota: Clearwater is named for
*Cleburne County, Alabama: Cleburne is named for
* Cleburne County, Arkansas: Cleburne is named for
*Clermont County, Ohio: Clermont is named for
*Cleveland County, Arkansas: Cleveland is named for
* Cleveland County, North Carolina: Cleveland is named for
* Cleveland County, Oklahoma: Cleveland is named for
*Clinch County, Georgia: Clinch is named for
*Clinton County, Illinois: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, Indiana: Clinton is named for Governor of New York DeWitt Clinton.
* Clinton County, Iowa: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, Kentucky: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, Michigan: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, Missouri: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, New York: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, Ohio: Clinton is named for
* Clinton County, Pennsylvania: Clinton is named for
*Cloud County, Kansas: Cloud is named for
*Coahoma County, Mississippi: Coahoma is named for
*Coal County, Oklahoma: Coal is named for
*Cobb County, Georgia: Cobb is named for Thomas Willis Cobb, a US representative and senator.
*Cochise County, Arizona: Cochise is named for
*Cochran County, Texas: Cochrane is named for
*Cocke County, Tennessee, is named for William Cocke (1747–1828), one of Tennessee's first U.S. Senators.
*Coconino County, Arizona: Coconino is named for
*Codington County, South Dakota: Codington is named for
*Coffee County, Alabama: Coffee is named for
* Coffee County, Georgia: Coffee is named for
* Coffee County, Tennessee, is named for John Coffee (1772–1833), frontiersman, planter, and veteran of the Creek War and War of 1812.
*Coffey County, Kansas: Coffey is named for
*Coke County, Texas: Coke is named for
*Colbert County, Alabama: Colbert is named for
*Cole County, Missouri: Cole is named for
*Coleman County, Texas: Coleman is named for
*Coles County, Illinois: Coles is named for
*Colfax County, Nebraska: Colfax is named for
* Colfax County, New Mexico: Colfax is named for
*Colleton County, South Carolina: Colleton is named for
*Collier County, Florida: Coller is named for
*Collin County, Texas: Collin is named for
*Collingsworth County, Texas: Collingsworth is named for
*Colonial Heights, Virginia: Colonial Heights is named for
*Colorado County, Texas: Colorado is named for
*Colquitt County, Georgia: Colquitt is named for
*Columbia County, Arkansas: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, Florida: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, Georgia: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, New York: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, Oregon: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, Pennsylvania: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, Washington: Columbia is named for
* Columbia County, Wisconsin: Columbia is named for
*Columbiana County, Ohio: Columbiana is named for
*Columbus County, North Carolina: Columbus is named for
*Colusa County, California: Colusa is named for
*Comal County, Texas: Comal is named for
*Comanche County, Kansas: Comanche is named for
* Comanche County, Oklahoma: Comanche is named for
* Comanche County, Texas: Comanche is named for
*Concho County, Texas: Concho is named for
*Concordia Parish, Louisiana: Concordia is named for
*Conecuh County, Alabama: Conecuh is named for
*Conejos County, Colorado: Conejos is named for the Spanish word for "rabbit"; the swift-moving Conejos River also runs through the county.
*Contra Costa County, California: Contra Cosa is named for
*Converse County, Wyoming: Converse is named for
*Conway County, Arkansas: Conway is named for
*Cook County, Georgia: Cook is named for
* Cook County, Illinois: Cook is named for the early Illinois statesman Daniel Pope Cook.
* Cook County, Minnesota: Cook is named for
*Cooke County, Texas: Cooke is named for
*Cooper County, Missouri: Cooper is named for
*Coos County, New Hampshire: Coos is named for
* Coos County, Oregon: Coos is named for
*Coosa County, Alabama: Coosa is named for
*Copiah County, Mississippi: Copiah is named for
*Corson County, South Dakota: Corson is named for
*Cortland County, New York: Cortland is named for
*Coryell County, Texas: Coryell is named for
*Coshocton County, Ohio: Coshocton is named for a Lenape village
*Costilla County, Colorado: Costilla is named for the settlement of Costilla, New Mexico (at the time the county was named (1861), the settlement was in Colorado- an 1868 boundary revision placed it in New Mexico).
*Cottle County, Texas: Cottle is named for
*Cotton County, Oklahoma: Cotton is named for
*Cottonwood County, Minnesota: Cottonwood is named for
*Covington, Virginia: Covington is named for
*Covington County, Alabama: Covington is named for
* Covington County, Mississippi: Covington is named for
*Coweta County, Georgia: Coweta is named for
*Cowley County, Kansas: Cowley is named for
*Cowlitz County, Washington: Cowlitz is named for
*Craig County, Oklahoma: Craig is named for
* Craig County, Virginia: Craig is named for
*Craighead County, Arkansas: Craighead is named for
*Crane County, Texas: Crane is named for
*Craven County, North Carolina: Craven is named for
*Crawford County, Arkansas: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Georgia: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Illinois: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Indiana: Crawford is named for either U.S. Treasury Secretary William H. Crawford or Col. William Crawford, a friend of George Washington's.
* Crawford County, Iowa: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Kansas: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Michigan: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Missouri: Crawford is named for
* Crawford County, Ohio: Crawford is named for William Crawford
* Crawford County, Pennsylvania: Crawford is named for William Crawford
* Crawford County, Wisconsin: Crawford is named for
*Creek County, Oklahoma: Creek is named for
*Crenshaw County, Alabama: Crenshaw is named for
*Crisp County, Georgia: Crisp is named for
*Crittenden County, Arkansas: Crittenden is named for
* Crittenden County, Kentucky: Crittenden is named for
*Crockett County, Tennessee, is named for Davy Crockett (1786–1836), frontier humorist, Congressman, and defender of the Alamo.
* Crockett County, Texas: Crockett is named for
*Crook County, Oregon: Crook is named for
* Crook County, Wyoming: Crook is named for
*Crosby County, Texas: Crosby is named for
*Cross County, Arkansas: Cross is named for
*Crow Wing County, Minnesota: Crow Wing is named for
*Crowley County, Colorado: Crowley is named for state senator John H. Crowley.
*Culberson County, Texas: Culberson is named for
*Cullman County, Alabama: Cullman is named for
*Culpeper County, Virginia: Culpeper is named for
*Cumberland County, Illinois: Cumberland is named for the Cumberland Road.
* Cumberland County, Kentucky: Cumberland is named for the Cumberland River.
* Cumberland County, Maine: Cumberland is named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland
* Cumberland County, New Jersey: Cumberland is named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
* Cumberland County, North Carolina: Cumberland is named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
* Cumberland County, Pennsylvania: Cumberland is named for Cumberland, England.
* Cumberland County, Tennessee, is named for the Cumberland Mountains.
* Cumberland County, Virginia: Cumberland is named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
*Cuming County, Nebraska: Cuming is named for
*Currituck County, North Carolina: Currituck is named for
*Curry County, New Mexico: Curry is named for
* Curry County, Oregon: Curry is named for
*Custer County, Colorado: Custer is named for General George Armstrong Custer, who died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn eight months before the county was created.
* Custer County, Idaho: Custer is named for
* Custer County, Montana: Custer is named for
* Custer County, Nebraska: Custer is named for
* Custer County, Oklahoma: Custer is named for
* Custer County, South Dakota: Custer is named for
*Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Cuyahoga is named for it's location at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River

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*Dade County, Georgia: Dade is named for
* Dade County, Missouri: Dade is named for
*Daggett County, Utah: Daggett is named for
*Dakota County, Minnesota: Dakota is named for
* Dakota County, Nebraska: Dakota is named for
*Dade County, Florida: former name of Miami-Dade County, Florida
*Dale County, Alabama: Dale is named for
*Dallam County, Texas: Dallam is named for
*Dallas County, Alabama: Dallas is named for
* Dallas County, Arkansas: Dallas is named for
* Dallas County, Iowa: Dallas is named for
* Dallas County, Missouri: Dallas is named for
* Dallas County, Texas: Dallas is named for
*Dane County, Wisconsin: Dane is named for
*Daniels County, Montana: Daniels is named for
*Danville, Virginia: Danville is named for
*Dare County, North Carolina: Dare is named for
*Darke County, Ohio: Darke is named for
*Darlington County, South Carolina: Darlington is named for
*Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: Dauphin is named for Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France the first son of Louis XVI.
*Davidson County, North Carolina: Davidson is named for
* Davidson County, Tennessee, is named for William Lee Davidson (1746–1781), a Brigadier General who died at the Revolutionary War Battle of Cowan's Ford.
*Davie County, North Carolina: Davie is named for
*Daviess County, Indiana: Daviess is named for military man Joseph Daviess.
* Daviess County, Kentucky: Daviess is named for
* Daviess County, Missouri: Daviess is named for
*Davis County, Iowa: Davis is named for
* Davis County, Utah: Davis is named for
*Davison County, South Dakota: Davison is named for
*Dawes County, Nebraska: Dawes is named for
*Dawson County, Georgia: Dawson is named for jurist and politician William Crosby Dawson
* Dawson County, Montana: Dawson is named for
* Dawson County, Nebraska: Dawson is named for
* Dawson County, Texas: Dawson is named for
*Day County, South Dakota: Day is named for
*De Kalb County, Georgia: De Kalb is named for Baron Johann de Kalb
* De Kalb County, Indiana: De Kalb is named for Baron Johann de Kalb
*DeKalb County, Alabama: DeKalb is named for Baron Johann de Kalb
* DeKalb County, Illinois: DeKalb is named for
* DeKalb County, Missouri: DeKalb is named for Baron Johann de Kalb
* DeKalb County, Tennessee, is named for Johann de Kalb (1721–1780), a German-born baron who assisted the Continentals during the American Revolutionary War.
*De Soto County, Mississippi: De Soto is named for
*De Soto Parish, Louisiana: De Soto is named for Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.
*DeSoto County, Florida: DeSoto is named for
*DeWitt County, Illinois: DeWitt is named for
*DeWitt County, Texas: DeWitt is named for
*De Baca County, New Mexico: De Baca is named for
*Deaf Smith County, Texas: Deaf Smith is named for
*Dearborn County, Indiana: Dearborn is named for U.S. Secretary of War Henry Dearborn.
*Decatur County, Georgia: Decatur is named for
* Decatur County, Indiana: Decatur is named for Stephen Decatur, a naval leader in the War of 1812.
* Decatur County, Iowa: Decatur is named for
* Decatur County, Kansas: Decatur is named for
* Decatur County, Tennessee, is named for U.S. naval officer Stephen Decatur (1779–1820).
* Deer Lodge County, Montana: Deer Lodge is named for
*Defiance County, Ohio: Defiance is named for
*Del Norte County, California: Del Norte is named for
*Delaware County, Indiana: Delaware is named for the Delaware Native American people.
* Delaware County, Iowa: Delaware is named for
* Delaware County, New York: Delaware is named for
* Delaware County, Ohio: Delaware is named for
* Delaware County, Oklahoma: Delaware is named for
* Delaware County, Pennsylvania: Delaware is named for
*Delta County, Colorado: Delta is named for the town of Delta, Colorado, which itself is named its location on the broad river delta formed by the Gunnison River and the Uncompahgre River.
* Delta County, Michigan: Delta is named for
* Delta County, Texas: Delta is named for
*Dent County, Missouri: Dent is named for
*Denton County, Texas: Denton is named for
*Denver County, Colorado: Denver is named for James W. Denver, a former governor of the Kansas Territory which the place was part of at the time.
*Des Moines County, Iowa: Des Moines is named for
*Deschutes County, Oregon: Deschutes is named for
*Desha County, Arkansas: Desha is named for
*Deuel County, Nebraska: Deuel is named for
* Deuel County, South Dakota: Deuel is named for
*Dewey County, Oklahoma: Dewey is named for
* Dewey County, South Dakota: Dewey is named for
*Dickens County, Texas: Dickens is named for
*Dickenson County, Virginia: Dickenson is named for
*Dickey County, North Dakota: Dickey is named for
*Dickinson County, Iowa: Dickinson is named for
* Dickinson County, Kansas: Dickinson is named for
* Dickinson County, Michigan: Dickinson is named for
*Dickson County, Tennessee, is named for U.S. Representative William Dickson (1770–1816).
*Dillingham Census Area, Alaska: Dillingham is named for
*Dillon County, South Carolina: Dillon is named for
*Dimmit County, Texas: Dimmit is named for
*Dinwiddie County, Virginia: Dinwiddie is named for
*Divide County, North Dakota: Divide is named for
*Dixie County, Florida: Dixie is named for
*Dixon County, Nebraska: Dixon is named for
*Doddridge County, West Virginia: Doddridge is named for
*Dodge County, Georgia: Dodge is named for
* Dodge County, Minnesota: Dodge is named for
* Dodge County, Nebraska: Dodge is named for
* Dodge County, Wisconsin: Dodge is named for
*Dolores County, Colorado: Dolores is named for the Dolores River, itself originally named by Spanish explorers as "El Río de Nuestra Señora de Delores" ("The River of Our Lady of Sorrows")
*Doña Ana County, New Mexico: Doña Ana is named for
*Doniphan County, Kansas: Doniphan is named for
*Donley County, Texas: Donley is named for
*Dooly County, Georgia: Dooly is named for
*Door County, Wisconsin: Door is named for
*Dorchester County, Maryland: Dorchester is named for
* Dorchester County, South Carolina: Dorchester is named for
*Dougherty County, Georgia: Dougherty is named for
*Douglas County, Colorado: Douglas is named for United States Senator and Presidential candidate Stephen A. Douglas, who died five months before the county's creation.
* Douglas County, Georgia: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Illinois: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Kansas: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Minnesota: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Missouri: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Nebraska: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Nevada: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Oregon: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, South Dakota: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Washington: Douglas is named for
* Douglas County, Wisconsin: Douglas is named for
*Drew County, Arkansas: Drew is named for
*Du Page County, Illinois
*Dubois County, Indiana: Dubois is named for Toussaint Dubois, who fought in the War of 1812.
*Dubuque County, Iowa
*Duchesne County, Utah
*Dukes County, Massachusetts: Originally part of New York, Dukes was named in honor of James, Duke of York in 1683, and was formed at the same time Kings, Queens, and Dutchess Counties in New York were established. (The City and Province of New York had already been named for James in 1664.)
*Dundy County, Nebraska
*Dunklin County, Missouri
*Dunn County, North Dakota
* Dunn County, Wisconsin
*Duplin County, North Carolina
*Durham County, North Carolina
*Dutchess County, New York: Dutchess was named in honor of Mary of Modena, the Dutchess of York, in 1683.
*Duval County, Florida
* Duval County, Texas
*Dyer County, Tennessee, is named for Tennessee state legislator Robert Henry Dyer.

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