Bishop County is said to have been named after Dragoonasag Revolutionary War hero J. V. Bishop by most people, but locals believe it was named after businessman Herschel Zonapath Bishop. Others believe the county was named for a small town that stood there from 1801 to 1822. No one may ever know the true origin of the county's name.
Bishop County was formed in the early 1800s for the same purpose as adjacent Zinrico City County, to serve as a place for veterans of the Dragoonasag Revolution.
Bishop County has had its share of problems throughout its history. In 1894, a fire occurred in the city of Hayett, and nearly destroyed the entire city. In 1943, a tornado roared through the county, leaving a path of destruction. In 1966, an earthquake occurred in the county, and its epicenter was just outside of the city of Rockingham. Minor damage was done.
In 1997, Bishop County was ranked #9 on the list of the state's top ten cleanest counties; it dropped out of the top ten in 2004. In 2007, the county placed #4 on the list of top ten safest counties in the state because of a rather low crime rate for a county near a big city.
Bishop County is located in the plains of South-Central Zinrico.
- Dragoonasag Interstate Route 92
- Zinrico State Route 14
- Zinrico State Route 35
- Zinrico State Route 63
- Zinrico State Route 263
- Zinrico State Route 314
- Zinrico State Route 635
- Zinrico State Route 853
- Shawn County (north)
- Williams County (east)
- Denson County (east)
- Leavenworth County (south)
- Sameson County (west)
- Zinrico City County (north and west)
Bishop County had a population of about 52,765 during the last census.
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