The county of Lucas is located in Iowa and was founded in 1846. There are 8,898 residents in Lucas who have access to courthouses in Chariton. 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 4,321 residents in Chariton, which is 3.8 square miles and 1,027ft above sea level.