• synonyms

county town

  1. the town in which a county's affairs are or were administered
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Examples from the Web for county town

Historical Examples

  • This place is the county-town of Sumter County, and the head of navigation by the Ocklawaha.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • Brentford has been the county-town for elections since 1701.

  • All other towns are provincial in character and akin to the county-town type.

  • 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.