The county of Palo Alto is located in Iowa and was founded in January 15, 1851. There are 9,133 residents in Palo Alto who have access to courthouses in Emmetsburg. 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 3,904 residents in Emmetsburg, which is 4.0 square miles and 1,237ft above sea level.