The county of Alexander is located in Illinois and was founded in 1819. There are 8,238 residents in Alexander who have access to courthouses in Cairo. 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. Illinois is part of the 7th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,831 residents in Cairo, which is 9.1 square miles and 315ft above sea level. It was settled in 1858 and is governed by a local government.