county town


chiefly British

Examples of county town in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement In Southern California, two towns and three parks have already been recognized for their lack of light pollution. Borrego Springs and Julian, two San Diego county towns with populations under 1,500, were accredited in 2009 and 2021, respectively. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 But here’s the top line: the genesis of Poundbury came about in 1987, when West Dorset County Council decided to expand westwards into the fields from the county town of Dorchester. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 22 Aug. 2023 The 39-year-old Londoner is moving with his family to Lewes, a county town in southern England, in December 2020. Zamira Rahim, CNN, 1 Nov. 2020 Penny McBride was born and raised in the Texas Hill county town of Fredericksburg, which was settled 174 years ago by German immigrants who named it after Prince Frederick of Prussia. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 2 Apr. 2020 Get our daily newsletter Her private facility, called Riyuexing, is perched in a steep, terraced valley above the county town of Wencheng. The Economist, 7 Nov. 2019 Today, the train doesn’t run through it anymore, but in the past few decades, the Bedford county town, located between Nashville and Chattanooga, has found new life, forging a reputation as destination for road trippers. Lauren Johnson and Jesse Sparks, Smithsonian, 2 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of county town was in 1626

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“County town.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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