Its county town is Kirkcudbright.
Kirkcudbrightshire was known by other names in the past: East Galloway because it is the eastern part of the old Kingdom of Galloway, and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, because it was once governed by a steward employed by the Lord of Galloway and not a sheriff appointed by the king.
Kirkcudbrightshire is named after the town of Kirkcudbright, which means "Cuthbert's church".
Towns[change | change source]
Kirkcudbright, county town
Gatehouse of Fleet
St John's Town of Dalry
Villages[change | change source]
For local government, the county is in the Dumfries and Galloway council area.