The wikipedia continues to astound me. They have a list of counties named after United States presidents.
# 1 Washington County (31 counties)
# 2 Jefferson County (24 counties with 3 more indirectly named for Jefferson)
# 3 Jackson County (21 counties named for Jackson)
# 4 Madison County (probably 19 with 1 more indirectly named for Madison)
# 5 Lincoln County (17 counties)
# 6 Monroe County (17 counties)
# 7 Polk County (16 counties)
# 8 Grant County (12 counties)
# 9 Garfield County (6 counties)
# 10 Adams County (5 counties with maybe 2 more)
# 11 Adams County (3 counties with maybe 2 more)
# 12 Harrison County (4 counties)
# 13 Pierce County (4 counties)
# 14 Taylor County (4 counties)
# 15 Van Buren County (4 counties)
# 16 Buchanan County (3 counties)
# 17 Fillmore County (3 counties) and Millard County
# 18 Cleveland County (2 counties)
# 19 Roosevelt County (2 counties)
# 20 Tyler County (2 counties)
# 21 Arthur County (1 county)
# 22 Harding County (1 county)
# 23 Hayes County (1 county)
# 24 McKinley County (1 county)
# 25 Johnson County (0 counties)
# 26 Reagan County (0 counties)
# 27 Clinton County (0 counties)
# 28 Wilson County (0 counties)
# 29 Without a County (0 counties, 24 presidents not named after a county, wtf)
24 presidents have Counties in the United States named for them. The following 19 presidents have no counties named for them: Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, or Barack Obama.
Your comment to your post was going to be my comment to your post! LOL! I saw the presidential connection right away!
Imagine if Washington had a silly last name like VanStubbenbonhumpledink.
There's that one county in northern Arizona that's huge. I don't know what else to say about it.