The county of Fayette is located in Illinois and was founded in 1821. There are 22,140 residents in Fayette who have access to courthouses in Vandalia. 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 7,042 residents in Vandalia, which is 8.2 square miles.