The county of Howard is located in Maryland and was founded in 1838. There are 313,414 residents in Howard who have access to courthouses in Ellicott City. 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. Maryland is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 65,834 residents in Ellicott City, which is 29.7 square miles and 180ft above sea level. It was settled in 1772 and is governed by a County council local government.