The county of Hampshire is located in Massachusetts and was founded in 1662. There are 158,080 residents in Hampshire who have access to courthouses in Belchertown, Greenfield, Hadley, Northampton, 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 153,060 residents in Springfieldwhich 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.