The county of Crawford is located in and was founded in 1840. There are 14,074 residents in Crawford who have access to courthouses in Grayling. 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. is part of the 6th federal circuit court as well.
There are 1,884 residents in Grayling, which is 2.0 square miles and 1,138ft above sea level.