The county of Jackson is located in Iowa and was founded in 1837. There are 19,444 residents in Jackson who have access to courthouses in Maquoketa. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Iowa is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 6,141 residents in Maquoketa, which is 4.4 square miles and 702ft above sea level. It was settled in 1838 and is governed by a local government.