Pretty much all year, I've been working on a sub-project for the LDS Mexican Colonias. I've got over 1000 profiles marked now, and while the work isn't complete (is anything ever finished?) I'm thinking about moving on to something new.
My category name would be "County Namesakes" unless there's something wrong with that, in which case I'm open to suggestions to better comply with guidelines. My goal is to identify on a profile when people have counties named after them, all over the USA. And then have a category link so they're all on the category page, too.
There will be plenty of Washington, Franklin & Jefferson, of course. But there's plenty of less prominent ones, named after early settlers and second-tier confederate generals and so on. Many will already have profiles, which will require finding and tagging. Others will need to be made and connected. I recognize that finding even something as simple as a birth name might be a challenge when it comes to saints (Santa Fe, San Diego, San Juan, San Miguel, San Augustine, San Saba &c), but it's no fun if everything is too easy.
This was inspired by an upcoming excursion to West Texas to include visiting some family graves. Loving County - named after trail driver Oliver Loving - has a population <100. Founded in 1887, it got "disorganized" later, then "reorganized" in the 1930s due to oil, but I don't think the population ever got as high as 1000, county-wide. I'm determined to check it out on our way to Balmorhea.
Anyhow, I'm mostly content to work on my own here on WikiTree in some of the sites quieter corners. But I need a little help with this one. I've wandered around in the Help pages, but sadly, as per usual, I end up more confused than helped. If someone would make the page, that would be nice. That's what happened with LDS Mexican Colonias. But if possible, I'd like to learn how to do it myself. Any takers?
Most of them will qualify as Notables; so it probably makes sense to be under that project's umbrella, where I've been most active and which fits the category. (I'm messaging relevant individuals in Notables for assistance, too.)
Any assistance will be much appreciated.