The county of Hampden is located in Massachusetts and was founded in 1812. There are 463,490 residents in Hampden who have access to courthouses in Chicopee, Holyoke, Palmer, Springfield, Westfield. 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 39,880 residents in Holyoke, which is 22.8 square miles and 200ft above sea level. It was settled in 1745 and is governed by a Mayor-council city 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.