United States Counties

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About the Book

The United States is a nation of counties—3,071 of them. This reference book offers a profile and history of every one of them.
The authors provide the following information for each county: name, county seat, population, land area, location and prominent geographical features, name derivation, date of establishment, and products and industries. Selected entries include a sampling of famous residents, interesting facts or oddities, population and area rankings and name comparatives. Alaska is not included, as it does not have any counties. Connecticut and Rhode Island’s counties were officially abolished a few years ago, but information about the former counties is included. Louisiana’s parishes are also included.

About the Author(s)

Mark Dunn is a veteran playwright, novelist and non-fiction author, and the former public access librarian at the Museum of Television and Radio. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mary Dunn is an interior designer and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Bibliographic Details

Mark Dunn and Mary Dunn
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 472
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6088-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     v

Introduction     1

The Counties     5

Appendix I: Independent Cities     453

Appendix II: Alaskan Boroughs and Census Areas     454

Appendix III: State Abbreviations     455

Index     457

Book Reviews & Awards

“interesting…useful”—Booklist; “Dunns’ volume provides a wealth of basic information about one of America’s fundamental geographical units…recommended”—Choice; “appropriate”—Catholic Library World; “recommended”—ARBA.