The county of Mecosta is located in Michigan and was founded in April 1, 1840; organized February 11, 1859. There are 42,798 residents in Mecosta who have access to courthouses in Big Rapids. 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. Michigan is part of the 6th federal circuit court as well.
There are 10,601 residents in Big Rapids, which is 4.5 square miles and 925ft above sea level.