All Counties of the United States by Proximity

When you name a county (or equivalent) of a U.S. State, all counties within 100km of its center will also be filled in.
Caution: the map is large in size, and with 3k+ answers, the page WILL BE SLOW
Distance here is the centre-centre distance using the latitude/longitude geographical centres provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. (This means for a big county, its borders may not get activated)
Looking for the original quiz without proximity? Click here: All 3,143 Counties of the United States on a Map
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: January 14, 2021
First submittedOctober 17, 2018
Times taken73,134
Rating4.98
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+20
Level 74
Oct 17, 2018
Another amazing quiz using this amazing template! I was puzzled that none of the Nevada or Arizona answers illuminated any neighbors, but then I read your instructions about your using centre-to-centre distances.
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Level 68
Oct 17, 2018
Yes, there was no reasonable way (without a lot more complex coding and modelling) to create a better proximity system. Since the Bureau releases these geographical centres, it’s all I really have to go on.
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Level 31
Jan 14, 2020
Could you please allow SFO county instead of San Francisco, so long to spell?
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Level 66
Mar 23, 2020
Given that it is a US quiz, maybe we could use 100 miles instead of 100 km 0:).
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2020
Around 6 months to make the all-county quizzes :)
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Level 35
Feb 8, 2021
Dedicated
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Level 49
Mar 23, 2020
Look what happens if you just type in Washington. just watch.
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Level 34
Jun 15, 2020
oh my god
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 56
Oct 17, 2018
Challenging quiz. Please give more time.
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2018
This is more of a sprint version, a longer version will be available soon :)
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2018
Scratch that, I've decided this won't be a sprint version. I've doubled the time to 6 minutes :)
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2018
Five stars for the effort!
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2020
And today is the day I learnt you can rate quizzes; after at least 7 years on this website.
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Level 83
Jan 1, 2019
Only got 2,468 by proximity. I'm among the big 0% who couldn't type Prince of Wales-Hyder fast enough.
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2019
Tippecanoe hahahah! im sure there are more funny names but didnt read them all. As someone that is proud/happy to get even more than 5 STATES, getting 2013 is not bad. I mainly typed a few states, colors, 3 presidents, some english towns and names.
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2019
Funnily enoguh, almost the enitre right side of the map has turned green and hardly anything on the left side.

I like proximity quizes, but these are a bit too much to revise!!

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Level 67
Jan 7, 2019
2nd time 2227 :) somebody should do "least amount of counties needed" like they do on other map quizes haha (and with the least amount of letters needed hahaha ) GOOD LUCK!
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2020
Tippecanoe was William Henry Harrison's nickname.
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Level 83
Jan 11, 2019
Dallas is the most guessed? Above all the Oranges and Franklins, etc.?
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Level 66
May 7, 2019
Great quiz, but need more time if any hope of completing
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Level 68
May 7, 2019
Upped to 10 minutes now
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2019
any chance of 12 minutes? Or even 11? I'm so close!
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Level 68
Jun 28, 2019
I'll give you 12 minutes :)
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Level 68
Jun 29, 2019
thank you : )
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Level 68
Jun 29, 2019
Good luck!
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Level 72
Oct 11, 2019
Wow this must have been so much work, well done!
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Level 43
Oct 16, 2019
Amazing, great, simply great. I must admit I was cheating by using an open revealed all the time since I am not from USA and I still managed 2999 on the 1st try. I hope that one day I can manage 2000 by myself. Thanks for the great quiz!
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2019
2000 was really low. I've now managed to break the 3000 point threshold, by seeing what counties are green. Time to set a 3100 threshold! Amazing Quiz!
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Level 68
Nov 13, 2019
Absolutely amazing effort!
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2019
3016 as of today, a little push is all i need. The west is really killing me with all those large area counties.
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Level 74
Oct 23, 2019
Great idea to use proximity to make the quiz more accessible. Presidents and Native American tribes will get you pretty far. Fun to see the Percent of People with Each Score on the stats.
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Level 75
May 31, 2020
presidents ,tribal names , cities will fill in a lot .remembered Dade from CSI Miami. did anyone else try hazzard county.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2019
5 stars and a nomination from me ..great quiz
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Level 73
Dec 16, 2019
Great Quiz. Being from the UK, I only knew about 5 counties, but I got three points by naming them plus the presidents and major US cities!
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Level 81
Dec 16, 2019
Being a Finn the only ones I knew for sure were King (Seattle area, too much 50 shades), Orange (OC and whatnot) and Madison (Bridges of Madison County). Got 3 points too without always even being sure what was accepted as an answer.
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Level 71
Mar 22, 2020
The US county naming system seems to follow a very predictable, non-creative pattern, with the exception of the completely-obscure-namesakes bottom 10%.
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2019
I'm really surprised that 92% got Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania. Counties named after presidents, cities, etc are common guesses....but Schuylkill !!!! Schuylkill means a slow moving river. It come from the Lenape Indians who lived in my area of PA
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Level 68
Dec 16, 2019
Probably more the fact it's within the proximity of Columbia, Monroe, Wyoming as well as many english counties (Northampton and Berks for example). Remember this is by proximity not name every county!
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Level 54
Mar 22, 2020
Although I imagine there are quite a few people who know Schuylkill from the fact that announcers commentating Philadelphia sports games are constantly mentioning it—what with it and the Liberty Bell being Philadelphia's biggest landmarks.
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Level 90
Dec 16, 2019
Good lord! How many do you have to get to get 5 points lol. I got 2832 and only got 4 points.
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Level 89
Jan 17, 2020
Got 5 points for 2979. I think the rule is beat 80% of takers, so it'll fluctuate a little, but you're probably close!
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Level 71
Sep 9, 2020
95% actually
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2020
Current 2860 is enough for 5 points!
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Level 89
Jan 22, 2021
2999 wasn't enough today, but 3033 was.
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Level 64
Dec 17, 2019
I got like 77%. I never expected this starting the quiz. I was just guessing random colors, cities, states and presidential first and last names.
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Level 86
Dec 17, 2019
Truly amazing quiz.
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Level 78
Dec 21, 2019
Really enjoyable quiz. My strategy was to name the presidents, Native American tribes, saints, generals, main cities, and states in addition to the ones I actually knew. It got me 86% on my first try.
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Level 71
Dec 30, 2019
Finally finished it, with only a few seconds to spare. I had to slow down occasionally since when I typed in certain answers, it accepted them without the last letter, so when I automatically typed that last letter, it was taken to start the next answer, which wasn't right.
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2019
This was funny. I'm not american but I got over 2600 by just typing states, main cities, geographical features, presidents, colours, native tribes and common last names. Got most of the east coast that way!
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Level 55
Dec 31, 2019
#100%. Think for about ten seconds, and no it wasn't just maps and lists.
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Level 67
Feb 14, 2020
I came here by clicking random, saw the map and thought, man you must be crazy to take this quiz on (as a non american) then I saw I allready took it.. ow haha! Then I saw how much I had scored and was extremely confused 2772! Huh I dont know nearly 3000 counties, maybe 3, there must be an error. But apparently creative guessing goes a long way!

Tempted to take it today now and better my score. But on tablet and every other word gets mistyped, so longer quizzes are not the best idea, everything takes twice aslong.

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Level 42
Mar 6, 2020
when i read that it would be laggy i didnt think it meant cant-type laggy LOL
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 40
Mar 15, 2020
Geez... that must have taken forever to make.
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2020
I love this quiz, but the way quizmaster describes it is inaccurate. All the county's neighbors are not filled in. It is not a counties by borders quiz, but a "counties' centers that are within a certain distance of other counties' centers." this has some advantages and disadvantages to it.
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2020
Interesting quiz. I got over 2,600 mostly just guessing before time ran out. I ran through counties that I know, big cities, cliche county names, English city names, US presidents, historical figures, geographical features, common and famous first/last names, Catholic saints, native tribes, state names, names of royalty, and a few other things.
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2020
Observation from employing this strategy: those in charge of naming counties around the mountain time zone states (New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Colorado) and Alaska seem to have been much more original than those naming counties elsewhere. From the midwest to the East coast and all up and down the west coast I've got almost the entire map filled in green. Though, part of this is also, undoubtedly, that this area that remained red has much larger counties, more spaced out, so fewer fill in when you guess one.
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2020
a good chunk of North Dakota, about 2/3 of Maine, the northern half of Minnesota, and the southwest of Texas are also not filled in. Got almost everything else.
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Level 71
Mar 22, 2020
Well, count me among the idiots (77% of us) who didn't get Hale County, Alabama! Honestly, 2646 is beaten by 27.8% of everyone who took this? That's amazing.
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Level 48
Mar 22, 2020
Got 2331. I'm from the UK so didn't think I would do so well. Just guessed UK place names, names of people, San 'something', random words.
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2020
amazing quiz, but i also randomly guessed places in the UK and names of famous people
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Level 65
Mar 22, 2020
I got 2596. Also from UK (lots of us commenting here, USA still asleep). I could have named fewer than 10 before this quiz.
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2020
I typed White Pine (Nevada county) and did not get credit for it. However I did get credit for two others, White and Pine.
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2020
This is because as you type "White Pine", the "White" gets accepted, meaning it disappears from the input box, then you type just "Pine", which also gets accepted. You need to then retype to get "White Pine". Disadvantage to having so many counties with so many names!
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Level 63
Mar 22, 2020
I like geography, but i never studied the counties (for context: i'm European and have never been to the U.S. (yet), so i just made an attempt based on town names i know from films and such, and based on some historically famous Americans.

I got to 2173. Still flabbergasted that i got that much.

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Level 45
Mar 22, 2020
This is a fun one! I know very few counties, but guessing is ridiculously satisfying and enjoyable!!! 71% on my first attempt, with big gaps of thinking of backspacing out wrong names.

Love it!

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Level 57
Mar 22, 2020
I live in Florida, typed in all the Florida counties I knew, and a handful of other counties I knew, the end result was the west half of the country is mostly red, the east part is mostly green.

Also how is Duval county, FL at 72% and Duval county TX is only at 17%? None of the counties around us in Florida are common county names.

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Level 68
Mar 23, 2020
Baker, Columbia or Clay would probably do the Florida Duval.
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2020
And Union or Marion. There are several others of these.
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Level 50
Mar 22, 2020
I got all 3142
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Level 44
Mar 23, 2020
Type 'Washington'
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Level 55
Mar 23, 2020
Fun to do. After the ones I knew, I just ran lists. Generals, Presidents, Colors, common last names, native American tribes, etc. And the red-nosed reindeer!
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Level 59
Jul 24, 2020
Dont forget natural features. Theres at least a dozen on here.
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Level 78
Mar 23, 2020
My ninth grade civics teacher had a large, pulldown map of Missouri with all the counties outlined. When we finished a lesson early, he would call two of us up to the map, name a county, and the first to find it stayed to face the next challenger. By the end of the year most of us knew all 115 counties in our state (including St. Louis City.) Decades later I still remember them and it comes in handy occasionally - like today.
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Level 57
Jan 15, 2021
where in missouri are you from?
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2020
Guessing only presidents by first and last name guarantees you 2435 correct including all of Vermont, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia and Rhode Island as well as Pennsylvania and Tennessee save 1 county each
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2020
84% on first attempt. Got all in my home state and I got one of the least guessed answers from Alaska. Missed some obvious ones like where Chicago is and Miami.
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Level 61
Mar 25, 2020
Impressive quiz.
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Level 34
Mar 30, 2020
Excellent quiz. If you start with the presidents and then go to colors and geographical terms it gets you a long way. But really folks you are gonna need to know or learn some Spanish and Native American names to score highly.
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Level 49
Mar 31, 2020
This was so fun and great for my memory! After many days, I can now get them all. 9:13 is my fastest, aiming for 9:00. Thanks for helping me pass the time while we're all stuck at home!
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Level 78
May 6, 2020
Great quiz. Any chance of making one with neighboring counties instead of proximity. Some of those counties out west are so big you have to type every one in the state.
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Level 63
May 11, 2020
For me, Yakutat is not accepted.
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Level 68
May 11, 2020
Works absolutely fine for me, perhaps you already achieved it from another bordering county?
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Level 63
May 19, 2020
works now! Thanks.
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Level 73
May 19, 2020
Is there an easy way to make proximity quizzes where you don't have to manually calculate the distances from each place to every other place?
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Level 68
May 19, 2020
I remember I did this with Excel using geographical centers of each county. Although I can't remember how I did it and frankly it almost broke my computer in the process (I remember it froze for a solid 3 hours while doing 9m+ calculations, and I've got a pretty decent computer!)
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Level 46
May 24, 2020
Woohoo!

I got all of them :)

It took a few (a lot) of tries

One of my favourite Jetpunk quizzes so far

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Level 66
May 28, 2020
What an amazing and challenging quiz. It took me 96 attempts, but I finally finished it! By the way, I've visited 1620 of the 3142 counties so far, with a lifetime goal of visiting them all. Thanks for all of your hard work in putting this one together!
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Level 46
Jun 9, 2020
pretty easy finished first try with 2:23 minutes remaining. Didn't even raise a sweat.
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Level 48
Jun 11, 2020
I cant imagine a person being like "Oh no! I only got 2899 this time! I should try again until get them all."
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Level 69
Jul 15, 2020
I first got ~2,900 and am now at 3,125 and am like... maybe I should try again?
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Level 62
Jun 19, 2020
This was fun. 90%.
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Level 44
Jun 25, 2020
it took me a while to realize that the Arizona ones were named after Native American tribes
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2020
This was surprisingly easy and surprisingly hard. The real story here, though, is the heroic effort in this quiz's creation.
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2020
I just started guessing presidents.
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Level 68
Aug 6, 2020
You literally just need to know the name of one county, then you can guess counties that are bordering it. That would get you at least 95% of the answers if you were fast enough.
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Level 74
Sep 5, 2020
How many counties are needed if I wanna get 5 points?
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2020
It depends on stats, but currently 2920 counties are needed.
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Level 51
Nov 24, 2020
I got 2,914 :(
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Level 47
Oct 2, 2020
Got 1800 counties, thought that was good until I did it again just doing president's names...
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Level 20
Oct 6, 2020
Got 2,577. Good for someone who lives in suburban southern IN. Anyone else who guessed Hoonah-Angoon, AK?
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Level 20
Oct 7, 2020
i have now increased my total to 2,744
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2020
Managed to get 86% without really bothering to guess specific counties and instead just typing in things that sounded likely (directions, common surnames, nineteenth century presidents, founding fathers, geographic features).
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Level 40
Dec 5, 2020
Finally got all of them! Took me around 30 tries and memorization.
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2021
Great quiz. I’m a Brit and took this knowing maybe three or four US Counties, but found it actually great fun as so many Counties are fairly easy to guess (I won’t give any clues/hints).

Kudos @Stewart

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Level 47
Jan 15, 2021
Add this to all subdivisions of world
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2021
Quite amazing that as of today, 8 of the 10 least guessed are in Alaska - I suppose many are too big to fill in their neighbours so you have to know them all.
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2021
Some of the listed answers for Alaska are not actually boroughs, which makes it harder to guess. They are areas that are a part of the Unorganized borough, but typing in "unorganized" doesn't capture them.
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Level 68
Jan 15, 2021
That's because the US Census Bureau uses the areas within the Unorganized borough, instead of that borough itself
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Level 89
Jan 22, 2021
Wow, you can get >2400 counties just by running through the list of Presidents (first and last names).
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Level 49
Jan 24, 2021
2390/3143 = 76% (and only 2/5 points!) It's outrageous, it's unfair!
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Level 72
Jan 26, 2021
Aaarrgghhhh... ran out of time at 3018/3143
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Level 72
Jan 28, 2021
Now ran out of time at 3070.
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Level 83
Jan 26, 2021
Wow, I don't know a single county in Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, or West Virginia and yet I got every single county in each of those states. I guess it's because the counties are small and many must have common names.
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Level 61
Jan 27, 2021
I'm not from the US and the only county i knew by name was Orange. Just started guessing presidents names, popular anglican men's names (eg William, George, Edward, Henry etc), colours, and major cities/states and got over 2600 thanks to the proximity feature!
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Level 48
Feb 2, 2021
Superb. I only knew two or three but just typed in English counties and cities and got to 54% on that alone.
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Level 48
Feb 9, 2021
2807, just guess "washington" and hover over a county name and watch it get more. Repeat over and over.
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Level 47
Feb 18, 2021
2,809 with said strategy.

Aw thats gonna hurt seeing how much i beat u by

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Level 48
Feb 22, 2021
No, it is ok :)
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Level 39
Mar 3, 2021
i type new york and something in nebraska pops up lmao
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Level 47
Apr 6, 2021
Excellent exercice!

Merci Monsieur Stewart!

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Level 47
Apr 8, 2021
2999... Sacrebleu!
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Level 39
Apr 11, 2021
2771 by typing in the green counties woo