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The United States of America is a country in North America. It is the primary setting for all of The Walking Dead (with the exception of The Alien and Typhoon), and a major part of Fear The Walking Dead. It is bordered to the south by Mexico and to the north by Canada.


Considered to be the only world superpower left after the end of the Cold War, the United States was an economic powerhouse and a world leader in technology and entertainment, among many other areas.


From information gleaned from the show, the United States appears to have been the origin for the (eventually global) outbreak, with no reports in any other country prior to the initial outbreak in the U.S.

It appears that the outbreak in the U.S. began west of the continental divide and spread eastwards across the continental United States, as well as northwards into Canada and southwards into Mexico. (It should be noted that a portion of a newspaper which was released in promotional material for Fear the Walking Dead seems to indicate minor infections nationwide with one or two individuals involved. This would fit with what Shane said about it appearing in isolated locations).

The initial responders to the crises were local law enforcement agencies such as the California Highway Patrol and the LAPD, as well as field offices of the CDC. Once it became apparent that local law enforcement was unable to handle the situation, National Guard Units were deployed (this would change to regular army units as the epidemic moved eastward). However, lack of information about the infection itself and those it affected led to these organizations gradually being overrun.

The leadership of the U.S. Military (and it is assumed, high ranking members of the Federal Government) devised Operation Cobalt in order to try and control the outbreaks. First was the establishment of "Safe Zones" within major population centers with a view to use them as springboards to reclaim infected territory. The establishment of safe zones was followed by quarantine of suspected infected individuals (and their termination if infected, with their bodies being burned). If these measures were to fail, then the final step was the large scale bombing of major urban areas to kill the infected. The bombing of Los Angeles was seen in the first episode of Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead. The bombing of other areas was confirmed by George Geary or witnessed by other survivors (such as Shane and Lori witnessing Atlanta being bombed).

It is unknown if the unnamed military camp was a part of Operation Cobalt, but it apparent role as a camp for survivors would indicate it was.

By the beginning of Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead, it is unknown how many states have been infected, with some reports at this point claiming between eleven and thirteen states have declared emergencies.

Outbreaks at the beginning of Season 2 of Fear (black are known outbreaks, red are suspected).

According to the last broadcast from the Park Ranger at Shuteye Peak, the bombing of major cities has had major ecological consequences (at least in the California area. By his estimation, the fires caused by the bombing of Los Angeles and other California cities will wipe out the forests of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains within a week.[1]

In the Fear episode North, it can be seen that there are still individuals guarding the U.S. border with Mexico. It is later revealed that these are members of Jeremiah Otto Sr. survivalist group and were not sanctioned by whatever remains of the government.

By Season 3 of Fear The Walking Dead (roughly about the time Rick Grimes awakes from his coma), it has been confirmed through independent sources that all of mainland America (and the rest of the world) has been overrun by the walker epidemic. At this stage, it would appear that all local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Military (apart from scattered outposts) have ceased to function. It is unknown whether or not the federal government has ceased to function- it is implied that the Continuity of Government plan was put in place, owing to a broadcast by a citizen. If elements of the federal government did ​survive, then they are in such poor shape that they cannot govern.

As was seen by several characters, particularly Lydia, the Federal Emergency Broadcast System was activated. It ran for roughly twenty three/twenty four days on a loop, before being discontinued and being replaced with a repeating message to "Please stand by." It is unknown who, or by what means, this change was made.

The only known member of the federal government who survived until after the apocalypse is Deanna Monroe.

Several years after the outbreak, the infrastructure in some parts of the country (roads, bridges etc) is in such poor shape as to be on the verge of uselessness to the survivors. In other areas, the infrastructure is showing only mild dilapidation. Other than damaged caused by Operation Cobalt and vegetation growth, many roads in the Lincoln, Nebraska area seem to be in relatively good condition ten years after the outbreak- even in areas outside the control of the Campus Colony.

By the end of Season 6 of Fear The Walking Dead, the state of Texas was currently devastated by a nuclear warhead launched from the USS Pennsylvania. Victor Strand and Morgan Jones tried to stop the Doomsday Cult from launching nuclear warheads but Theodore Maddox and Riley managed to fire one missile right before they were stopped by the two of them. It is unknown how far the nuclear fallout reached. It is possible that the blast wasn't very large due to the fact that there wasn't any mentions of any nuclear fallout in the other shows.



  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Dothan, Alabama
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • West Midlands County, Alabama
  • Houston County, Alabama
  • Montgomery County, Alabama
  • Interstate 85 - Partially Located Here
  • Interstate 10 - Partially Located Here
  • Chattahoochee River - Partially Located Here
  • The Appalachian Mountains - Partially Located Here



  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Pulaski County, Arkansas
  • C.J.'s Tent City - Possibly Located Here
  • The Mississippi River - Partally Located Here
  • Interstate 35 - Partally Located Here






  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Gretna, Louisiana
  • Orleans Parish, Louisiana
  • The Reserve
  • Crescent City Tower
  • LaRouche House
  • Interstate 10 - Partially Located Here
  • The Mississippi River - Partially Located Here



  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Wayne County, Michigan
  • Interstate 75 - Partially Located Here


  • Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Harrison County, Missisippi
  • Warren County, Mississippi
  • The Flip-Flop Truck Stop
  • Augie's Ale
  • Interstate 10 - Partially Located Here
  • The Mississippi River - Partally Located Here



  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Clark County, Nevada
  • Sierra Nevada Mountain Range - Partially Located Here

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe County, New Mexico
  • The Border - Partially Located Here
  • Interstate 10 - Partially Located Here

New York

  • Buffalo, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Erie County, New York
  • One Unnamed Civic Republic Military Community
  • The Twin Towers
  • The Appalachian Mountains - Partially Located Here

North Carolina





  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Strasburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
  • Juanita's Apartment
  • Rooftop that Eugene, Michonne, Yumiko, Magna, and Siddiq slept at
  • The Highmark Corporate Headquarters Building
  • PPG Industries Inc Building
  • Train Tracks
  • Strasburg Ice Cream Shop
  • Blue Ridge Mountains - Partially Located Here
  • The Appalachian Mountains - Partially Located Here

South Carolina

  • Interstate 85 - Partially Located Here
  • Blue Ridge Mountains - Partially Located Here
  • Savannah River - Partially Located Here
  • The Appalachian Mountains - Partially Located Here






Washington, D.C.

West Virginia

Other Areas


TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85Gas StationKing County, GeorgiaRoute 18Harrison Memorial HospitalKing County ParkRick's NeighborhoodGrimes Family HomeDrake Family HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta Survivor CampAtlanta, GeorgiaThe LabBradbury'sAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta SewersAtlanta BridgeAtlanta Nursing HomeFort BenningCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalFort BenningVehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist Church of Holy LightGreene Family FarmCranwall High SchoolKing County, GeorgiaKing County Elementary SchoolHarrison Memorial HospitalHouseDeserted TownsThe Carriage BarSteve's PharmacyWiltshire EstatesPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, D.C.Mert County, GeorgiaMert County Department of Public WorksAtlantic CoastElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilityGeneral StoreSportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicWoodbury Research FacilityNational Guard CampWoodbury Walker PitsWoodbury ArenaHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Daycare CenterRoadside StoresYellow Jacket CreekJacksonville, FloridaStone Mountain, GeorgiaKing County, GeorgiaKing County Sheriff's DepartmentMorgan's HideoutKing County Baby StoreKing County CaféGrantville MillMotelBig Jake's Bar and Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampMacon, GeorgiaBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodTuscany Family HomeNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaDeserted TownsApartment BuildingRetirement HomeMartinez's CampFort BenningCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackNeighborhoodPine Vista Country ClubMoonshine ShackFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusCabinSt. Sarah's ChurchDeserted TownsGun StoreMcQuarrie Family Services Food Bank and Thrift StoreHunter's SchoolHouston, TexasGrocery StoreBook StoreGetz Fire DepartmentWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodTuscany Family HomeWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaTemporary Housing FacilityAtlanta BridgeGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta WarehouseAtlanta FEMA SiteShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Supply RoomAlexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar Distribution GroupWoodlands Mall Construction SiteDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuint Materials Company Road Base QuarryRed Rendezvous PointYellow Rendezvous PointRendon Equipment SalesDeserted TownsPet StoreFeed StoreAlleywayKing County, GeorgiaMorgan's HideoutMorgan's CampEastman's CabinEastman's CemeteryAlexandria SewerBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeAntique ShopCobblestonesGreen Rendezvous PointSorghum BarnGas StationBarnOffice BuildingHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostEdison Apothecary and BoutiqueViskocil Public LibrarySaviors' RoadblockStanton Quilting Co.Savior Clearing
Season 7 Savior ClearingSaviors' RoadblockAlexandria Safe-ZoneKingdom CottageThe KingdomDeserted TownsPig CorralKingdom-Savior Drop-Off PointThe SanctuaryHilltop ColonyAtlantic CoastBridgeOceanside Cabin Motor CourtGift ShopBullet Factory OutpostLeslie's HouseboatRichard's CacheJunkyardDwight's HouseChilton High SchoolCar Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryDeserted TownsGas StationPaze Industrial ResearchSatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaSavior CompoundChemical Plant OutpostThe KingdomJunkyardOceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria SewerCabinThe SwampLewis Medical SuppliesMama's Country Show ClubBullet Factory OutpostRoss' FarmAmbush FieldDwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryRoute AWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumDufresne County, VirginiaRoute BBridgeRoute DHilltop ColonyBridge CampLumber YardPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardIntersectionHarrison Memorial HospitalAtlanta, GeorgiaRoute 18Cardille Family CabinGreene Family FarmCRM Pick-Up SpotThe KingdomDeserted TownsJed's CampDaryl's CampMagna's RigWater TowersFactoryPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaBarnHilltop CabinCemeteryCovered BridgeSavior ClearingExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandBaltimore ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampApartment BuildingPurification PlantMilton Charles School for the GiftedAlpha's RavineThe Whisperer BorderAlpha's Barn
Season 10 Atlantic CoastOceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneThe Whisperer BorderSatellite Crash SiteAlpha's RavineSecond LivesWhisperers' CampDeserted TownsParking GarageThe Deeper PlaceBarnett AcademyCabinHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's BarnLibraryAlpha's CaveGas StationRendezvous CabinHilltop CabinNegan's Decoy ShedNegan's CabinBloodsworth IslandKing County, GeorgiaStone Mountain, GeorgiaSatellite OutpostSavior ClearingBoat 672West Georgia Correctional FacilityGrand HotelThe TowerMid-Atlantic CityJuanita's ApartmentFleetwood Drive MinefieldBike GarageSouthern Train YardRendezvous Point BKnoxville CommunityBeach CabinParking LotBurned Down CabinDaryl's CampLeah's CabinMini MartWater TowersWarehouseAmbush FieldValak's Viper BarSmith Family HomeReeton Healthcare ClinicCumberland Hospital
Season 11 Fort ConnorsAlexandria Safe-ZoneWashington, D.C.Subway TunnelCommonwealth Detainment CenterWall of the LostHudson Erie LineWellhaven PlazaFactoryDairy FarmChurchArbor HillsMeridianCharleston, West VirginiaThe CommonwealthThe Milton HotelUnion StationHilltop ColonyElodie's TreatsThe Ferals' HouseNeighborhoodHouseCommonwealth JailTillman's Hardware
Larger Regions GeorgiaNebraskaVirginiaMarylandWest VirginiaTennesseeUnited States of AmericaFranceOuter Space

Fear The Walking Dead Locations
Season 1 Los Angeles, CaliforniaChurchClark Family HomeTemple Community HospitalOrtiz Family HomeEl SerenoPaul R. Williams High SchoolJasper Family HomeCruz Family HomeVenice BeachLos Angeles DinerLos Angeles River BasinSale Family HomeGabrielinos PlazaSalazar's CutsTobias' HouseSisters of Mercy HospitalTran Family HomeLos Angeles Basin Safe ZonesTruWest Airlines Flight 462Thompson Family HomeRamirez Family HomePosada Family HomeDelux DonutsWest View LibrarySan Diego, CaliforniaLos Angeles ArenaRaynard Community CollegeStrand's HouseThe Abigail
Season 2 Los Angeles, CaliforniaStrand's HouseThe AbigailSan Francisco, CaliforniaSan Diego, CaliforniaCatrina Island, CaliforniaRanger StationsGeary Family HomePortland, OregonSeattle, WashingtonVancouver, British ColumbiaTruWest Airlines Flight 462TruWest Airlines Flight 462 Crash SiteThe BorderBeach CampThe Emerald HotelAbigail Home ExperiencePirate LayoutValle de Guadalupe, Baja CaliforniaMexican ChurchSalvadorian JungleAbigail VineyardJavier's HomeMexican HouseRehab CenterMother's HouseChurchTijuana, Baja CaliforniaDrugstoreBarber ShopLa ColoniaRosarito, Baja CaliforniaRosarito Beach HotelEl PelícanoMagaña RestaurantSuarez Family FarmBorder Crossing
Season 3 Military Fuel DepotRosarito, Baja CaliforniaRosarito Beach HotelBroke Jaw RanchThe BorderBlack Hat ReservationPhil's OutpostThe AbigailTijuana, Baja CaliforniaGonzalez DamValle de Guadalupe, Baja CaliforniaAbigail VineyardRevoluciónMexican ApartmentEfraín's HideoutEl BazarWorkshopOn-The-Go BurgerRomminda Plaza
Season 4 JunkyardHilltop ColonyThe KingdomAlexandria Safe-ZoneLeland's Group's CampTrailer ParkDell Diamond Baseball StadiumDeserted TownsOil TanksTijuana, Baja CaliforniaGonzalez DamService StationDrugstoreChurchButler MFG Company SilosPlant NurseryLibraryWhirlin' WavezVictor's CacheMelvin's Cattle RanchJohn Dorie's CabinRoute 185 BridgeMcNeill's Bait & BeerConvenience StoreFEMA ShelterCottonwood InnAshburn Race TrackBig SpotTexan MotelBus CampChateau LafiteAGL Lumber YardTexas HouseThe Flip-Flop Truck StopAugie's AleMile Marker 154Mile Marker 244Mile Marker 94Mile Marker 214Mile Marker 134Mile Marker 27Mile Marker 21Ranger Station 26Ranger StationsNolan County, TexasNolan County Public LibraryGarageMile Marker 74Mile Marker 84Mile Marker 54Mile Marker 34Mile Marker 194Austin, TexasBrackenridge HospitalMile Marker 103Mile Marker 108Galveston, TexasBill Doran Co.Martha's GraveWittington's Denim Company
Season 5 Wittington's Denim CompanyPlane Crash SiteBig Barn Truck StopEl Paso, TexasDaniel's WarehouseTexas StoreTamplin's GroceryRadiation Zone BorderCamp CackleberryLonestar Power & LightHumbug's GulchGround 17CRM Fuel DropAugie's AleDinerTexas HouseTreehouseMukherjee Family HomeCandy's Car LotJiro's Skyjump DojoThe CaravanTess' HousePharmacyLone Oak GasBridgeview MallJLS National BankLatham Police DepartmentTemple B'nai IsraelTank TownCleon's FeedbagParadise RidgeSuper LanesBingoBern's VinylKaraoke BarCountry ClubLogging CampRecreation CenterConvenience StoreTexas HospitalBridge
Season 6 Galveston, TexasUSS PennsylvaniaEmile's CampHumbug's GulchLaredo, TexasMorgan's HideoutDeserted TownsValley TownLawton, OklahomaTumbleweed Sugar Producing FactoryDallas, TexasFuneral HomeCreative Visionaries AgencyBoomer's Boomin' FireworksMaddox Family FarmMavis David Swimming PoolTank TownJune's HospitalPioneer WatchtowerBuck's LandingDell Diamond Baseball StadiumJohn Dorie's CabinRoute 185 BridgeMcNeill's Bait & BeerSkate ParkSuper LanesEl Paso, TexasDaniel's WarehouseThe HoldingBridgeview MallCamp CackleberryLonestar Power & LightPaperno Equine Veterinary ClinicThe OrchardTexas PrisonTexas SchoolCemeteryCole's Ambush SiteMable's PartsFranklin HotelTexas Naval BaseTrahere Medical CenterTeddy's Secret BunkerLarson Family HomeThe Tower
Season 7 Galveston, TexasWill's HideoutLighthouseThe TowerFranklin HotelUSS PennsylvaniaTeddy's Secret BunkerLarson Family Home
Larger Regions CaliforniaBaja CaliforniaVirginiaTexasMississippiOklahomaUnited States of AmericaCanadaMexicoEl SalvadorPacific OceanOuter Space

Video Game Locations
Season 1 Atlanta, GeorgiaInterstate 85Georgia WoodsClementine's NeighborhoodGreene Family FarmMacon, GeorgiaEverett Pharmacy DrugstoreTravelier MotelRobins Air Force BaseStone Mountain, GeorgiaStone Mountain High SchoolSt. John's Dairy FarmJolene's CampHighway RoadThe TrainRural Georgia WoodsHighway OverpassTrain StationSavannah, GeorgiaFivel's MansionCrawfordSt. Felicity's Catholic Elementary SchoolHerman's Auto GarageSavannah HospitalSavannah WarehouseThe Marsh HouseEosé Jewelry Store
400 Days Prison BusYewberry RoadCornfieldGil's PitstopSurvivor Camp
Season 2 Gil's PitstopChrista's CampCabinForest ShedFish TrapsStation House BridgeStation HouseMoonstar LodgeHowe's HardwareParker's RunSunshine Village Mobile Home ParkPower StationUnfinished HouseWoodchuck Rest AreaWellington, Ohio
Michonne The CompanionThe MobjackMonroeFairbanks' House
Season 3 Baltimore, MarylandGarcía HomeCounty General HospitalC&C Auto StopPrescottWellington, OhioHowe's HardwareDiner and Self Service StationRichmond, VirginiaNew RichmondThe New Frontier's WarehouseMcCarroll Ranch
Season 4 Train StationEricson's Boarding SchoolFishing CabinHunting AreaJames' CampEricson's GreenhouseS.S. Stewarts FitzgeraldJames' BarnCaveCovered BridgeMcCarroll Ranch
Larger Regions GeorgiaVirginiaNorth CarolinaTennesseeOhioMarylandWest VirginiaUnited States of America

Rick Grimes 2000 Locations
Locations Alexandria Safe-ZoneAlien ShipsCynthiana, KentuckyThe SacturaryGrimes Family FarmCity
Larger Regions VirginiaUnited States of AmericaOuter Space