- "Cowtown" is generally thought of as a smaller town, another word for a "hicktown"
- It also sometimes refers to towns that participated in the beef industry in the late 1800s and that had many stockyards, slaughterhouses, etc...
- A frequent main destination of major cattle-drives.
The Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English defines a "cowtown" as:
- "a small, isolated, and rather unsophisticated town"
- Cowtown is a nickname for:
- Calgary, Alberta
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Hamilton, New Zealand
- Vacaville, California - Although 'Vacaville' can be translated from Spanish to English as 'cow town', the city actually takes its name from one of its first modern-day inhabitants, Juan Manuel Vaca.
- '''Cowtown is a former nickname for:
- Chicago, Illinois
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Dallas, Texas
- Columbus, Ohio
- San Jose, California
Cowtown may also refer to: