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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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JCS319
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Butler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,867. Its county seat is Allison. The county was organized in 1854 and named for General William O. Butler.
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ə i acquired buchanan co in 1997. i always was curious as to why they named it that because he was president after iowa became a state!
continuing with the counties in my state:
buena vista is in northwestern iowa. the seat is storm lake, home of a university by the same name as the county, and 2010 pop. is 20360.
the total area is 580.07 mi²/1502 km², with 5.28/14 of that as water. most of that, of course, is the lake bearing the same name as the seat. the seat is often a good place to buy gasoline, as it will be priced somewhat below most other places in the state.
it was named for the battle of buena vista in the mexican-american war, in which general (later president) taylor defeated the mexicans. it translates as “good view” though i would say a better way would be “good overlook”.
it is interesting in another aspect: it is a place that is mispronounced by iowans.
everyone else would pronounce it properly as “bway’-nah vees’-tah”, or maybe substituting schwas (ə) in the second syllable of each word. not iowa, though! we say it as “byoo’-nə vis’-tə”!
you will find a few more of these mispronunciations in the state, and i will try to notate them.
i first drove in this county in 2004. ə

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JCS319
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Thanks ecsojay.

Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,958. Its county seat is Independence. The county was created in 1837 and was named in honor of Senator James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
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good luck on your quest
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ə i first drove in boone co in 1982.
bremer county lies in northeastern iowa, with black hawk on its southern border.
its 2010 population is 24276, and the seat is waverly.
its area is 439.60 mi²/1139 km² of which 1.7/4 is water.
i first drove in it in 2004. ə
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Wasn't the first time - probably won't be the last. :)

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,306. Its county seat is Boone.

Stopped there last summer to take some pictures of trains crossing the Kate Shelley Bridge.
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ə sorry to hear that. i’ve heard they can be real sticklers there.
black hawk county is located in northeast iowa, named after chief black hawk, leader of the fox and sac tribes and also the black hawk war. its 2010 population is 131090. total area is 571.91 mi²/1481 km² of which 4.8/12 is water.
the seat is waterloo, and adjacent to that is its sister city of cedar falls, home of the university of northern iowa.
my first driving there was in 1986. ə
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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,076. Its county seat is Vinton. The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.
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I am on a mission to visit all 3142 US counties and county equivalents. I just finished wrapping up Iowa this summer. I enjoyed my trip but received a speeding ticket in...

Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,076. Its county seat is Vinton. The county is named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.
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ə thank you for the information about centerville and appanoose co! one of my favorite trivial tidbits concerns it: cincinnati, a wide spot along ia-5 near the mo border, is there. so, the shortest distance from des moines to cincinnati is about a hundred miles. ☺l
audubon county, in west-central iowa, named for the famous ornithologist, has seat of the same name. total area is 443.58 mi² (1149 km²), of which 443.13/1148 is land and .44/1 is water. its population is 6119.
i first drove in it in october 2004.
the first time i drove in adair co was sometime in 1981; adams, june 2006; and appanoose, may 1992.
if you ever walk along locust from the capitol to the river, cross the street, and return to the end of locust, you will see all the counties listed in marble inlays on the sidewalk, and just on the other side of e seventh, you can see a marble map of the state. i have run along the sidewalk through all the county slabs, and across the iowa map, plus biking across the latter, which i termed “bragbraim”—barefoot rider’s awesomely grand bike ride across iowa map. ☻ (yes, i intend to do the real event this year.)
i will try to post as many of the iowa counties as i can, but will alternate with the others. ə

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You are correct as usual NakedDriver.

And since you just listed Allamakee County, I'll go to the next one in alphabetical order:

Appanoose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,884. Its county seat is Centerville.

The county was once a major coal-mining region. In recent decades, the state has made an effort to develop manufacturing as an alternate form of employment. A Rubbermaid plant was the county's largest private employer, until the company announced, in June 2006, that the plant, located in the Centerville industrial park, would relocate to Winfield, Kansas in October of that year. As a result of the closure and the failure of local officials to recruit new employers to the county, unemployment in Appanoose County has generally ranked among the highest in the state of Iowa.
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ə i take it you’re listing the states by postal abbreviation since otherwise idaho would be next.
allamakee county, iowa, is the northeasternmost one of the state. its land area is 639.56 mi² (1656 km²); and water 19.14 mi² (50 km²), for a total of 658.71 mi² (1706 km²). population is 14380, and seat is waukon.
i first drove in it 03/08/2005. ə


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Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,029, making it the least-populated county in Iowa. Its county seat is Corning.
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on to Iowa - whose 99 counties I completed just this summer.

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,682. Its county seat is Greenfield.
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Maui County, officially County of Maui, is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoolawe, and Molokini. The latter two islands are uninhabited. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,834. The county seat is Wailuku.
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Kauai County is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Kauai, Niihau, Lehua, and Kaula. As of the 2010 Census the population was 67,091. The county seat is Lihue.

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ə i am running out of possibilities for colors on my map! the main map is almost out of space for the legend! i also saw that some of my color codes were applied incorrectly, and will fix those later.
the topic i started about counties visited is this one.
highways (at least down to federal level, but many state systems, and most other countries) appear on this site.
for this topic:
kalawao county is a county (basically a village) on the hawai’ian island of moloka’i, and is independent of maui county which governs the rest of said island. it has a population of ninety and a land area of 13.12 mi² (34km²) with the rest of its 52.33 mi² (136km²) area being water. it is thus the smallest county in the united states in land area, and one of the smallest overall. in addition, only loving co, tx has fewer people in it, but is much larger in area.
i have set foot in two other really small counties in area: san francisco (“city and county of san francisco”) (last visited this past may, for the bare to breakers), and new york, the island/borough of manhattan (driven in last in 2002), both of which i have hitchhiked in as well. on the other extreme, i have been in all of the ten largest counties in area, san bernadino (in the contiguous states, that is) being largest, then coconino, az and nye, nv forming the top three. ə
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Thanks zimcity. I haven't added any since last summer and probably won't get to anymore to at least this summer. As a teacher, it's practically impossible to go anywhere far away during the school year and the nearest county that I haven't been to is in North Dakota - about 1400 miles away.

I have only been to three of the five Hawaiian counties starting with:

Honolulu County (officially known as the City and County of Honolulu, formerly Oahu County) is a consolidated city–county located in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The City and County includes both the city of Honolulu (the state's capital and largest city) and the rest of the island of O?ahu, as well as several minor outlying islands, including all of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (islands beyond Niihau) except Midway Atoll.

Looks like NakedDriver is quite a traveler as well. I haven't been as ambitious as to color code my map.

A look at my mob-rule map is here

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Looks like JCS319 is up to 84.8% good going.
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Wow there are more of you!

I recall having a discussion with mapcat awhile back talking about visiting all counties and their county seats. I see his map on the same site linked by Naked Driver.

I started trying to think about all the counties I had visited but really needed one with Highways listed too.

Good luck.
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ə whew! finally done with georgia! wait till texas—eight and a half months if one per day is listed (254 counties of which i have driven in 128)!
hawai’i county is a county in the state of hawai’i, comprising the “big island” of the same name.
the seat is hilo, area 5086.7 mi² (13174 km²) of which 1058.69 mi² (2742 km²) (7%) is water, and the 2010-census population is 185079.
see more information here. i have yet to get to that state.
the most comprehensive reference for counties i have found is this one.
if you’re interested in seeing all the counties i have driven in, that is found at scoreboard and the map is behind the “map of…” at the top of that page. ə
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And the last of Georgia's 159 counties:

Worth County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,679. The county seat is Sylvester.
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Wilkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,563. The county seat is Irwinton. The county was created on May 11, 1803.
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Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,593. The county seat is the city of Washington.
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Wilcox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,255. The county seat is Abbeville.
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Whitfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census shows a population of 102,599. The county seat is Dalton. The county was created on December 30, 1851.
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White County is a county located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,144. The county seat is Cleveland. The county was created on December 22, 1857 from part of Habersham County and named for Newton County Representative David T. White, who helped a Habersham representative successfully attain passage of an act creating the new county.
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Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,421. The county seat is Alamo.
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Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census reflected a population of 2,799, making it the third-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Preston.
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Fulton County is the armpit of Georgia.
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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,099. The county seat is Jesup.
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Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,187. The county seat is Sandersville. The county was established on February 25, 1784. It was named for General George Washington prior to him becoming President and is the only county in the U.S. to be named for him as a General.
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Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,834. The county seat is Warrenton. The county was created on December 19, 1793 and is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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Ware County is a county located in the southeast of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,312. The county seat is Waycross.

Ware County is part of the Waycross, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

By geographic area, Ware County is the largest Georgia county. There's a local saying that the county seat of Waycross is "the largest city in the largest county in the largest state, east of the Mississippi".
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Walton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,768. The county seat is Monroe.
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Walker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,756. The county seat is LaFayette. The county was created on December 18, 1833 from land formerly belonging to the Cherokee Indian Nation.

Walker County is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Walker County is one of only nine counties in the United States still employing the sole commissioner form of government.
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Upson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,153. The county seat is Thomaston. The county was created on December 15, 1824.
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Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,356. The county seat is Blairsville.

Its Sole commissioner is Lamar Paris, who has served since 2001.
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Twiggs County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,023. The county seat is Jeffersonville. The county was created on December 14, 1809 and named for American Revolutionary War general John Twiggs.
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Turner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,930. The county seat is Ashburn. The county was created on August 18, 1905 and named for Henry Gray Turner, U.S. representative and Georgia state Supreme Court justice.
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Troup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,044. The county seat is LaGrange.
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Treutlen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,885. The county seat is Soperton. It is host to the Million Pines Arts and Crafts Festival which occurs during the first weekend in November.
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Towns County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,471. Its county seat is Hiawassee. The county was created on March 6, 1856 and named for United States lawyer, legislator, and politician George W. Towns.
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Toombs County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,067. The county seat is Lyons. The county was created on August 18, 1905.
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Thanks fart7878.

Next County in GA: Tift County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,118. The county seat is Tifton.
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Thomas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census the population was 44,720. The county seat is Thomasville.
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Terrell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,315. The county seat is Dawson.
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Telfair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,500. The county seat is McRae.
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Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,906. The county seat is Butler.
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Tattnall County is a county located in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,520. The county seat is Reidsville. The county was created on December 5, 1801 from part of Montgomery County, Georgia by the Georgia General Assembly. It is located within the Magnolia Midlands, a part of the Historic South region.
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