The town in the Westfarthing of the Shire where the mayor resided. The mayor's title was originally just applicable to Michel Delving, but grew to encompass most of the Shire.

The buildings in the town included the Mathom House (the museum that Bilbo lent his mithril coat to) and the tunnels that became the Lockholes when the Shire was taken over by Sharkey and his men during the War of the Ring.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by elfgirl555