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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 5:08:25 PM

There are currently 3142 county and county equivalents (parishes in Louisiana, boroughs in Alaska and independent cities in Virginia). One item on my personal bucket list is to visit every single county. I have currently been to 2444 counties - about 78%.

This thread is to inform gas buddies about the US counties and provide a forum for others to comment on or to post about these counties.
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Manatee County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 322,833. Its county seat and largest city is Bradenton. Manatee County was created in 1855. It was named for the Florida manatee (commonly called a "sea cow" and distantly related to the elephant), which is endangered and Florida's official marine mammal.
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Madison County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,224. Its county seat is Madison, Florida. Madison is a wet county as of August 28, 2012, meaning that the sale, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages is legal.
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Liberty County is a county located in the state of Florida. Its population in 2010 was 8,365. The county is the least populous and least-densely populated of all of Florida's counties. Its most populous incorporated area and county seat is Bristol.
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Levy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 40,801. Its county seat is Bronson. Levy is pronounced LEE vee, instead of the traditionally used LEV vee.
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Leon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. According to a 2012 population estimate by the United States Census Bureau, the county's population was 283,769. The county seat of Leon County is Tallahassee which also serves as the state capital. The county seat is home to two of Florida's major public universities, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. Leon County residents have the highest average level of education among Florida's 67 counties.
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Lee County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 618,754. The county seat is Fort Myers, and the largest city is Cape Coral.
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Lake County is a county located in the state of Florida, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 297,052. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2012 to be 303,186. Its county seat is Tavares, and its largest city is Clermont.
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Lafayette County is a county located in the state of Florida. In the 2010 census, its population was 8,870. It is the second least populous county in the state, with a few hundred more residents than Liberty County. The county seat is Mayo. Lafayette County is a prohibition or entirely dry county.
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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,761. Its county seat is Monticello.
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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,746. Its county seat is Marianna.
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Indian River County is a county located in the Treasure Coast region in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 138,028. Its county seat is Vero Beach, Florida. It is Florida's 6th richest county and one of the top 100 richest counties in the U.S.
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Holmes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,927. Its county seat is Bonifay.
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Hillsborough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 1,229,226. Its county seat and largest city is Tampa.

Hillsborough, together with Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties comprise the Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, and along with various combinations of Manatee and Sarasota counties to the south, Citrus County to the north, and Polk County to the east is often referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. Hillsborough is the largest county in the metropolitan area, with Tampa forming the region's hub, and the fourth most populous county in Florida.
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Highlands County is one of 67 counties located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,786. Its county seat is Sebring, Florida.
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Hernando County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 172,778. Its county seat is Brooksville and its largest community is unincorporated Spring Hill. Hernando, together with Pasco, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties to the south comprise the Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, and along with various combinations of Manatee and Sarasota counties further south, Citrus County to the north, and Polk County to the southeast is often referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. As of 2005, Hernando was the 35th fastest growing county in the country.
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Hendry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,140. Its county seat is La Belle.
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Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,731. Its county seat is Wauchula, Florida.

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Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,799. Its county seat is Jasper.
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Gulf County is a county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,863. Its county seat is Port St. Joe.
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Glades County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,884. Its county seat is Moore Haven.
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Gilchrist County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 16,939. The county seat is Trenton, Florida.
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I've been to Loving County where the cattle far outnumber the humans.

Gadsden County is a county located in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,389. Its county seat is Quincy. Gadsden County is the only predominantly African-American county in Florida.
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Loving County, Texas - population 67.
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Franklin County is a county along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,549. The county seat is Apalachicola, Florida.

The county includes several large preserved areas and rivers and has been home to commercial timber and fishing industry. More recently it has become popular for tourism and retirement. It includes several rivers, state parks, and islands.
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Flagler County is a county on the east coast of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,696. Its county seat is Bunnell. Created in 1917 from portions of Saint Johns and Volusia counties, it was named for Henry Morrison Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway.
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Escambia County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 297,619. Its county seat is Pensacola.
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Duval County is a county located in the State of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 864,263. Its county seat is Jacksonville, with which the Duval County government has been consolidated since 1968. Duval County was established in 1822, and is named for William Pope Duval, Governor of Florida Territory from 1822 to 1834.
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Dixie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,422. Its county seat is Cross City.
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DeSoto County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,862. Its county seat is Arcadia, Florida.
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Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 67,531. Its county seat is Lake City, Florida.
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Collier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 321,520. Its county seat is Naples.

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Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 190,895. Its county seat is Green Cove Springs, Florida.
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Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Its 2010 population was 141,236. Its county seat is Inverness and its largest community is Homosassa Springs. The Homosassa Springs Micropolitan Statistical Area includes the entire county. Citrus County is sometimes considered a part of the Tampa Bay Area along with the counties to the south.
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Charlotte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 159,978. In 2005, the population of the MSA was 154,030. Its county seat is Punta Gorda, Florida.
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Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,625. Its county seat is Blountstown.
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Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2010, the population was 1,748,066, making it the second most populated county in the state. Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale.

It is also the eighteenth most populous county in the United States and one of three counties that comprise the Miami metropolitan area.
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Brevard County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010 census, the population was 543,376, making it the 9th most populous county in the state. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast. As such, it was designated with the telephone area code 321, as in 3-2-1 liftoff. The county is named after Theodore Washington Brevard, an early settler, and state comptroller.

The official county seat has been located in Titusville since 1894, although most of the county's administration is performed from Viera. Brevard County has more than one county courthouse and sheriff's office because of its length. Hence, government services are not centralized in one location, as they are in many American counties.
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Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,520. Its county seat is Starke. Bradford County is the home of the Florida State Prison as well as several other state correctional facilities.
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Bay County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. The population as of the 2010 census was 168,852. Its county seat is Panama City, Florida. The county is best known for its white sand beaches and crystal blue water, where large pods of dolphins swim year-round. These beaches attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.
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Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,115. Its county seat is Macclenny, Florida. The county was founded in 1861 and is named for James McNair Baker, a judge and Confederate Senator.

In 1864 the Battle of Olustee, which was the only major American Civil War battle in Florida, was fought near Lake City, Florida in Baker County. In 2013, Baker County is working to develop a zipline park on 108 acres across from Northeast Florida State Hospital.

While primarily rural, the county is included in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.
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moving on to Florida:

Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population of the county is 247,336. Alachua County is the home of the University of Florida and is also known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans. Much of its economy revolves around the university.
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Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of the 2010 census, its population was 197,145, an increase of 25.9% over the previous decade. The county seat is Georgetown. Sussex County is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Sussex County is Delaware's largest county by land area, with 938 square miles (2,429 km2). The first European (Dutch) settlement in the state of Delaware was founded in 1631 near the present-day town of Lewes. However, Sussex County was not organized until 1683.
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New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware. As of the 2010 census, its population was 538,479, an increase of 7.6% over the previous decade. The county seat is Wilmington. The center of population of Delaware is located in New Castle County. It is the most affluent of the three counties in the state of Delaware. In addition it is the smallest in area but largest in population.
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Beginning the Delaware counties that I have been to (all three of them):

Kent County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Delaware. It is coextensive with the Dover, Delaware, Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Delaware Valley Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, its population was 162,310, a 28.1% increase over the previous decade. The county seat is Dover, the state capital. It is named for Kent, an English county.
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The County of Washington was one of five original political entities within the District of Columbia, the capital territory of the United States. Formed by the Organic Act of 1801, Washington County covered the remainder of the federal district ceded by the state of Maryland beyond the newly founded capital city of Washington and the pre-existing port of Georgetown. The bed of the Potomac River was considered to be part of Washington County as well. The City of Alexandria and adjacent Alexandria County formed the portion of the District ceded by the state of Virginia, but were returned by Congress in 1846.
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Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of 2010, the population was 118,428.

The entire county is within the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, as designated by the National Park Service.
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Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of Connecticut. As of 2010, the population was 152,691. Tolland County is incorporated into thirteen towns and was originally formed on 13 October 1785 from portions of eastern Hartford County, Connecticut and western Windham County, Connecticut.
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New London County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut bordering Long Island Sound. As of 2010 the population was 274,055. The total area of the county is 772 square miles (2,000 km2), including inland and coastal waters.
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New Haven County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. As of the 2010 Census, the county population is 862,477 making it the third most populated county in Connecticut. There are 1,340 people per square mile. Two of the state's largest cities, New Haven (2nd) and Waterbury (5th), are part of New Haven County.
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Middlesex County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was created in May 1785 from portions of Hartford and New London counties. As of 2010, the population was 165,676.
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