county seat


: a town that is the seat of county administration

Examples of county seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then on Friday, Lujan Grisham announced the suspension of open and concealed carry of guns in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque, the county seat. Mark Berman, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2023 Bentonville was selected as county seat of Benton County upon Arkansas' acceptance as a state. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 11 Aug. 2023 The storm destroyed homes, razing full neighborhoods, and some residents were missing in the county seat of Sullivan, about 95 miles southwest of Indianapolis. Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2023 In the county seat of Brandon, a towering granite-and-marble monument topped by a statue of a Confederate soldier stands across the street from the sheriff's office. Michael Goldberg, CBS News, 27 Mar. 2023 My stepfather was mortally injured in a home invasion in Idabel, Oklahoma, the county seat, in 2004. The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 And in Logan County, about an hour northwest of Columbus, elections officials decided to have just a single polling location in Bellefontaine, the county seat, consolidating from their typical nine locations. cleveland, 7 Aug. 2023 Its identity is so tied to the dairy industry that a 16-foot-tall, black-and-white talking Holstein stands outside downtown Neillsville, the county seat. Melissa Sanchez and Maryam Jameel, Journal Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2023 Carrollton, the county seat of Carroll County, was jolted by news of the hiring on Monday, though views in the city were mixed. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times, 24 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of county seat was in 1803

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“County seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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county seat

: a town that is the seat of county administration
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