The county of Franklin is located in Massachusetts and was founded in 1811. There are 70,601 residents in Franklin who have access to courthouses in Greenfield, Hadley, Orange, Springfield. 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 7,839 residents in Orange, which is 35.9 square miles and 510ft above sea level. It was settled in 1746 and is governed by a Open town meeting local government.
There are 153,060 residents in Springfield, which is 33.2 square miles and 70ft above sea level. It was settled in May 14, 1636 and is governed by a Mayor-council city local government.