The county of Ford is located in Illinois and was founded in 1859. There are 14,081 residents in Ford who have access to courthouses in Paxton. 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 4,473 residents in Paxton, which is 3.0 square miles and 798ft above sea level.