The county of Stephenson is located in Illinois and was founded in 1837. There are 47,711 residents in Stephenson who have access to courthouses in Freeport. 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 25,638 residents in Freeport, which is 11.8 square miles and 778ft above sea level. It was settled in 1827 and is governed by a local government.