Do you capitalize the word “county” when it isn’t written “Random County”?

if you were writing, “I live in Blah County”

you would capitalize Blah and County….

if you were writing, “here in the county, we….”

do you capitalize county?

I think no, but I’m not confident enough to tell my boss how wrong she is

9 Answers

  • Captialize ‘county’ when it is part of a name, but lowercase it when it is used a general term or when it stands alone:

    Westchester County vs. the county of Westchester, the county, etc.

    Hope this helps.

  • Capitalize County

  • No, I wouldn’t capitalize county in that case. You capitalize it when it’s being used as the name of the county, but just as a generic word, I wouldn’t.

    However, there are times in a work situation where it doesn’t matter if you’re right. I wouldn’t start a thing with the boss over it.

    For example, I work at a college. Let’s call it Easy Work College. When it’s in the name like that, all the words should be capitalized. When some of the higher-ups simply write, “The college has a qualified faculty,” they capitalize “college.” In that context, it’s wrong, but if that’s how they want to do it, nobody’s going to tell them differently.

  • no, you don’t capitalize county in the last example because it is a common noun. You didn’t specify which county. If you were say Orange County or Los Angeles County, then it gets capitalized, because they are Proper nouns.

  • No.

    I am going to the county fair.

    That is correct, not to capitalize. Plain nouns only need to be capitalized when affiliated with a proper.

  • Nope

  • Nope, you capitalize the country name

  • Yes it needs to be capitalized, and I reccomend you just leave your boss alone and dont start anything.

  • Yes, You do.

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