EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTY
Reflecting, by your ostentation, upon all the ladies in the county, who do not as you do.
Were I a man, she should suppose I was aiming to carry the county—Popularity!
Mr. Burke, don't you know from what county of fairyland Helen hails?
"The jail of the county is at Welland, the county town," replied the constable.
The station for which we are bound is Elgin, the county town of Morayshire.
I spoke to him a little while before he died, and found that he came from my own county.
His funeral was such a one as was never known before or since in the county!
Put him in for a borough, and he would be just as well content as if he carried the county.
It is a peaceful place, and more like an English county town than most of its friends.
I see it this mornin' in the 'County Democrat,' when I was doin' up my wrist, an' you was all so busy.
c.1300, from Anglo-French counte, from Late Latin comitatus "jurisdiction of a count," from Latin comes (see count (n.)); replaced Old English scir "shire."