- the town in which a county's affairs are or were administered
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Examples from the Web for county town
This place is the county-town of Sumter County, and the head of navigation by the Ocklawaha.Down South
Brentford has been the county-town for elections since 1701.
All other towns are provincial in character and akin to the county-town type.Dutch Life in Town and Country
P. M. Hough
He was merely continuing his Leicester work, appealing, not to a county-town, but to the nation at large.The London Pulpit
J. Ewing Ritchie
It is the county-town; and hither, in 1660, the sheriff-court was removed from Kincardine by Act of Parliament.