The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and Population Data, 1950-2000

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - History - 529 pages
This latest edition of a longstanding classic contains concise information on each U.S. county's area, population, date of creation, and name origin. Unlike previous editions, counties and other first-order subdivisions - independent cities, boroughs, census areas - are presented in a single list, and greater attention is paid to county name origins. The American Counties is an essential resource for researchers in local or state history, travelers, and genealogists.

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The American Counties
Dates of County Creation
Counties by State
County Seats
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The late Joseph Nathan Kane is the author of the 4th Edition of The American Counties and laid the groundwork for this revision. Charles Curry Aiken is an occupational safety and health consultant. Previously employed with the Navy Safety School, this position provided him the opportunity to travel across the U.S. and fostered his interest in U.S. geography-especially counties.

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