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 This summer, the Henry County commission voted to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood for more than a century in the town square in the county seat of McDonough. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, "Georgia’s political change came fast but has deep roots," 28 Dec. 2020 Per capita, Allegany County, where Cumberland is the county seat, now has the worst outbreak in Maryland, and the Cumberland region has the 14th-highest number of recent cases per capita of any metro area in the country. Manny Fernandez, New York Times, "Virus Surge, Once in the Nation’s Middle, Gains Steam All Around," 25 Nov. 2020 County Council members during a work session Tuesday lauded Hafford’s expertise and her advocacy for small business owners in the county seat. Taylor Deville,, "Towson Chamber of Commerce director Nancy Hafford tapped to lead Baltimore County Planning Board," 15 Dec. 2020 This is probably the old road to Champagnolle, the first county seat of Union County. Richard Mason, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | RICHARD MASON: A volunteer can make a difference," 13 Dec. 2020 Mount Pleasant, the county seat and largest city in Titus County, holds the distinction of being both a National and Texas Main Street City. Suzanne Brooke, Dallas News, "Mount Pleasant, TX rolls out the red carpet (and one million Christmas lights) this holiday season," 10 Nov. 2020 Terre Haute is the county seat of the rural, western Indiana county with less than 110,000 people. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "Presidential bellwether Vigo County, Indiana, has spoken," 5 Nov. 2020 But while Trump easily won the county’s smaller communities, Hillary Clinton won Bend, its largest city and county seat. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Future of walkouts in the Oregon legislature could end under Democratic supermajority," 29 Oct. 2020 American elections are held on Tuesdays because that was when horse-and-buggy driving farmers could get to the county seat and back before market day. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "What countries around the globe can teach the US about elections," 28 Oct. 2020

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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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10 Jan 2021

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“County seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of county seat

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

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