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All Counties of the United States by Proximity

When you name a county (or equivalent) of a U.S. State, all counties within 100km 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 3,142 Counties of the United States on a Map
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: June 28, 2019
First submittedOctober 17, 2018
Times taken8,296
Rating4.87
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+6
level 72
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 64
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 24
Jan 14, 2020
Could you please allow SFO county instead of San Francisco, so long to spell?
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level 77
Oct 17, 2018
Great quiz!
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level 51
Oct 17, 2018
Challenging quiz. Please give more time.
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level 64
Oct 18, 2018
This is more of a sprint version, a longer version will be available soon :)
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level 64
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 71
Oct 18, 2018
Five stars for the effort!
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level 76
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 64
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 64
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 64
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 76
Jan 11, 2019
Dallas is the most guessed? Above all the Oranges and Franklins, etc.?
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level 55
May 7, 2019
Great quiz, but need more time if any hope of completing
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level 64
May 7, 2019
Upped to 10 minutes now
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level 66
Jun 27, 2019
any chance of 12 minutes? Or even 11? I'm so close!
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level 64
Jun 28, 2019
I'll give you 12 minutes :)
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level 66
Jun 29, 2019
thank you : )
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level 64
Jun 29, 2019
Good luck!
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level 66
Oct 11, 2019
Wow this must have been so much work, well done!
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level 42
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 42
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 64
Nov 13, 2019
Absolutely amazing effort!
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level 42
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 68
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 68
Dec 2, 2019
5 stars and a nomination from me ..great quiz
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level 69
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 82
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 69
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 64
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 82
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 84
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 62
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 82
Dec 17, 2019
Truly amazing quiz.
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level 76
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 57
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 76
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 54
Dec 31, 2019
#100%. Think for about ten seconds, and no it wasn't just maps and lists.