God's Country

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God's Country and God's Own Country are terms that have been used to describe various countries and regions around the world, usually areas that are sparsely populated, with wide expanses of nature.

God's Country and God's Own Country may also refer to:


  • The expression's first known use is in "The History of England" written in 1718 by Laurence Echard and apparently referring to the Holy Land during the Crusades.
  • A later use was to describe the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland by Edward du Bois, writing under the pseudonym "A Knight Errant" in 1807



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