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List of extinct U.S. counties

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This is a list of U.S. counties that were established by a state, provincial, colonial, or territorial government, which no longer exist, for one reason or another. This does not include counties that were renamed but retained their territorial integrity, or counties that were transferred wholesale to another state when it was separated from another state (Massachusetts counties transferred to Maine; Virginia counties transferred to West Virginia).
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Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas & Arkansas Territory

California

Colorado Territory

Connecticut

District of Columbia

  • Washington County, D.C. Abolished in 1871. Under the current (2001, revised through 2005) District of Columbia Code, the entire District of Columbia is a single body corporate for municipal purposes; the code does not mention Washington County except to make the District of Columbia the successor in title to its property.

Florida

Georgia

Idaho & Idaho Territory

Iowa

  • Crocker County, Iowa Iowa's 100th, "Lost County". Created in 1870 from portions of Bancroft County. The county seat was located at Greenwood, Iowa. In December, 1871, the Supreme Court of Iowa declared the act creating this county a violation of the constitution, which in article eleven declares that no new county shall be created which contains less than four hundred thirty two square miles. As Crocker County was smaller than the law allowed for, it ceased to exist from and after the rendition of that decision and its territory reverted to Kossuth County. To this day, Iowa is divided into just 99 counties.

Kansas & Kansas Territory

Kentucky

Maine, Massachusetts & Massachusetts Bay Colony

Maryland

  • Charles County: formed in 1650 from part of Saint Mary's County. Abolished in 1654. Referred to as Old Charles County.
  • Durham County: formed in 1669 from part of Somerset County and nonorganized territory. Abolished in 1672 and incorporated in Worcester County.
  • Worcester County: formed in 1672 from part of Durham County and nonorganized territory. Lost in 1685 when Delaware Colony was established.

Mississippi

Missouri

Michigan & Michigan Territory

Minnesota & Minnesota Territory

Nevada

New Mexico Territory

New York & Province of New York

North Carolina

Oklahoma Territory

Oregon

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont & Vermont Republic

Virginia & Virginia Colony

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