Winston was founded in 1851 as the countyseat and was named in honour of Major Joseph Winston (1746-1815), a famous Indian fighter, a soldier during the War of Independence and a representative in Congress in1793-1795and 1803-1807.
PORTLAND, the largest city of Maine, U.S.A., the countyseat of Cumberland (disambiguation)|Cumberland county, and a port of entry, on Casco Bay, about 115 m.
MANITOWOC (Indian, "Spirit-land"), a city and the countyseat of Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, on the W.
RICHMOND, the capital of Virginia, U.S.A., the countyseat of Henrico county, and a port of entry, on the James river (at the head of navigation), about ioo m.
SPRINGFIELD, the capital of Illinois, U.S.A., and the countyseat of Sangamon county, on the Sangamon river, in the central part of the state.
When Christian county was formed from Logan county in 1797, Hopkinsville, formerly called Elizabethtown, became the countyseat, and was renamed in honour of Samuel Hopkins (c. 1 75 0 - 1819), an officer of the Continental Army in the War of Independence, a pioneer settler in Kentucky, and a representative in Congress from Kentucky in 1813-1815.
In the same year it was made the countyseat of the newly constituted county of Dauphin, and its name was changed to Louisburg; but when, in 1791, it was incorporated as a borough, the present name was again adopted.
BISMARCK, the capital of North Dakota, U.S.A., the countyseat of Burleigh county, on the E.
In 1751 it became the countyseat of Litchfield county, and at the same time the borough of Litchfield (incorporated in 1879) was laid out.
In 1827 Syracuse became the countyseat of Onondaga county.
ELIZABETH CITY, a town, port of entry and the countyseat of Pasquotank county, North Carolina, U.S.A., on the Pasquotank river, at the head of navigation, 46 m.
SANTA FE, the capital of New Mexico, U.S.A., and the countyseat of Santa Fe county, about 20 m.
TRENTON, the capital of New Jersey, U.S.A., and the countyseat of Mercer county, on the eastern bank of the Delaware river, about 33 m.
MADISON, the capital of Wisconsin, U.S.A., and the countyseat of Dane County, situated between Lakes Mendota and Monona in the south central part of the state, about 82 m.
PHOENIX, the capital of Arizona, U.S.A., and the countyseat of Maricopa county, situated on the Salt river, in the south central part of the state.