The county of Jackson is located in Illinois and was founded in 1816. There are 60,218 residents in Jackson who have access to courthouses in Murphysboro. 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 7,970 residents in Murphysboro, which is 5.3 square miles. It was settled in 1843 and is governed by a local government.