When would the word county be capitalized.

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Risk Managment told Mr. Seifert that the county appreciated his phone call and that this would be looked into further.
asked Sep 12 '12 at 16:52 Nancy Gray New member

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You have properly capitalized (that is not capitalized) county in your sentence. All government is fond of capitalizing itself (City, County, State), these words should only be capitalized when they are part of the entity's proper name. For instance:


San Joaquin County officials announced a new program ...

The County of San Joaquin Superior Court is located at ...

Stockton is the county seat.

The county will no longer accept e-waste for recycling at ...

link comment answered Sep 12 '12 at 17:14 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

The management and leadership structure within the City of Harvard has been established in accordance with state law. The City is governed by an eight-member council. There are four wards within Harvard, and two elected Alderman per ward. 

link comment answered Jul 24 '16 at 05:19 Tamara Haight New member

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