The county of Dukes is located in Massachusetts and was founded in 1695. There are 17,356 residents in Dukes who have access to courthouses in Barnstable, Edgartown. 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. Massachusetts is part of the 1st federal circuit court as well.
There are 45,193 residents in Barnstable, which is 76.1 square miles and 37ft above sea level. It was settled in 1638 and is governed by a Council-manager city local government.
There are 4,067 residents in Edgartown, which is 122.7 square miles and 17ft above sea level. It was settled in 1642 and is governed by a Open town meeting local government.