Westchester County is in the Hudson Valley at the heart of the New York metropolitan area. Established in 1783, the region was previously inhabited by the Lenape, calling the area “Lenapahoking,” which translates to “homelands of the Lenape.” The first European contact happened in 1524 when Italian explorer Giovanni da
Situated in the south-central region of Arizona is Pima County. It encompasses the whole Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area, making it the third largest in the Southwestern part of the country. With only two cities, Tucson and South Tucson, most of its population is centered around the county seat, making its
Mecklenburg County is situated in the southwestern part of North Carolina. Named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz of the United Kingdom, it was formed in 1762 from parts of Anson County. Its county seat, Charlotte, was likewise named after the queen in commemoration of her wedding to King George III.
The city of Bellflower is situated in southeast Los Angeles County. Founded in 1906, the area was previously rich farmland irrigated by floodwaters from the San Gabriel River. Local businessman F.E. Woodrow established the first municipality on the site, initially naming it Somerset. However, some residents opposed the name,
Montgomery County lies north of Washington, D.C. Though part of the Washington metropolitan area, most of its population is scattered across unincorporated communities. Montgomery is the most populous county in Maryland, with census-designated place Germantown seeing the most concentration. Its county seat, Rockville, is one of only three cities
Westmoreland County sits on the western side of the Allegheny Mountains. Founded in 1773, it was formed from parts of present-day Bedford, Lancaster, and Northumberland counties. Named after the historic English county of Westmorland, it’s the first county in the Pennsylvania colony entirely bordered by the Alleghenies, making it
Fulton County is situated in the north-central region of Georgia. Established in 1853, it was formed from a portion of DeKalb County and named after Robert Fulton, who is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the first successful commercial steamboat. The county sits in the foothills of the Blue Hills
Chester County is situated in the Delaware Valley Region of Pennsylvania. Known to locals as “Chesco,” it’s one of the three original counties established by William Penn in 1682. It was named after the cathedral city of Chester in England. The county sits between Philadelphia County and the Susquehanna
The town of Waterbury is in Washington County, central Vermont. Before European contact, the area was home to the Mahican and Pennacook people. In 1763, the first European settlement reached the region after King George III chartered a piece of land near the Winooski River valley. James Marsh became the
Garden Valley is an unincorporated census-designated place in Boise County, Idaho. Spanning 7.632 square miles, the mountainous community is mostly land, terrific for hiking, ATV/AUV adventures, whitewater rafting, and fishing. The village also becomes a winter wonderland, attracting tourists for a cozy weekend getaway in its hot springs.