The county of Franklin is located in Illinois and was founded in January 2, 1818. There are 39,561 residents in Franklin who have access to courthouses in Benton. 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 7,087 residents in Benton, which is 5.7 square miles.