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county seat

noun
1.
the seat of government of a county.
Origin of county seat
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • What a story he meant to spread next day at the county-seat; what a piece of news he was going to be the source of, indeed!

    The Bondboy George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • At the county-seat, every so often, the school commissioners held an examination.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • She got up in bed, and told Samuel to go to the county-seat and see if the deeds had ever been recorded.

    The End Of The World Edward Eggleston
  • Wrayton was the county-seat, a good-sized town five miles from Mayberry.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • After dinner we went out to see the town and were told it was the county-seat of Jefferson county.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • I have a house just outside of town on the county-seat road.

    The Wrong Woman Charles D. Stewart
  • But the tracks had just begun to creep out from the county-seat.

    When Sarah Went to School Elsie Singmaster
  • The next day I went over to the county-seat, and got back to Asquith after dark.

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • At that time, the town was the county-seat of Augusta (formed from Orange County in 1738), whose boundaries swept far to the west.

  • It is the county-seat of Furnas county, was platted in 1871.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton
British Dictionary definitions for county-seat

county seat

noun
1.
(mainly US) another term for county town
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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