county seat


noun

the seat of government of a county.

Origin of county seat

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for county seat

Historical Examples of county seat

  • Wrayton was the county-seat, a good-sized town five miles from Mayberry.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • We found the land where Fairbury is now located was not entered, so we entered it with the intention of making it the county-seat.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences

    Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

  • It is in the greatest wheat-growing county in Ohio (Stark), but is not the county-seat, which is at Canton.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • A physician from the county-seat village went by, in company with Dr. Dibrell.

    The End Of The World

    Edward Eggleston

  • After the organization of the county, the place was voted the county-seat, and a courthouse was built.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences

    Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution



British Dictionary definitions for county seat

county seat

noun

mainly US another term for county town
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