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county town

noun
1.
the town in which a county's affairs are or were administered
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  • "The jail of the county is at Welland, the county town," replied the constable.

  • The station for which we are bound is Elgin, the county town of Morayshire.

  • It is a peaceful place, and more like an English county town than most of its friends.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
  • Two courts of lawn tennis in the square of the county town of Donegal!

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Perhaps the Directory of the county town is the only available volume.

    The Book-Hunter

    John Hill Burton
  • Rock Falls was the county town and the only town where plays could be produced.

    Prairie Folks Hamlin Garland
  • Colonel Starbottle returned that night with his friends to the county town.

  • But in ten minutes they were on their way to the county town.

  • "I supposed you had gone to the county town with the Home Guards," added Deck.

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic

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