The county of Menard is located in Illinois and was founded in 1839. There are 12,705 residents in Menard who have access to courthouses in Petersburg. 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 2,260 residents in Petersburg, which is 1.5 square miles and 520ft above sea level. It was settled in 1833 and is governed by a local government.