county seat


Definition of county seat

: a town that is the seat of county administration

Examples of county seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The map, obtained Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun, unites Towson into a single-member district after residents of the county seat railed against a previous version of the draft map that split the district. Taylor Deville,, 16 Nov. 2021 Paul Weaver, the mayor of the county seat, of Laramie County, said the city leadership will partner with the sheriff on implementing reform practices. Emma Tucker, CNN, 20 Feb. 2021 The small town of about 10,000 is the county seat of Graves — the state's top county for agricultural sales. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 18 Dec. 2021 Mayfield is a small town and county seat of Graves County, located in the southwest corner of the state. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 13 Dec. 2021 Its county seat, Brunswick, had earned accolades, decades ago, for the way its Black and white leaders worked together to integrate schools and public facilities. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021 The average resident of Hidalgo County, Texas—county seat, McAllen—counted $3,200 in such income. Philip Elliott, Time, 20 Aug. 2021 Cobb’s county seat, Marietta, which operates as its own district and which ProPublica wrote about last year for its then-rare decision, among Georgia districts, to require masks. Nicole Carr, ProPublica, 12 Aug. 2021 Elizabeth City, 60 miles south of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the county seat and home to fewer than 18,000 residents, about half of them Black. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of county seat

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of county seat was in 1803

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22 Jan 2022

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“County seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of county seat

: the town or city in a county where the government offices and buildings are located


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