The county of Hancock is located in Mississippi and was founded in 1812. There are 46,420 residents in Hancock who have access to courthouses in Bay St. Louis, Waveland. 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. Mississippi is part of the 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 9,260 residents in Bay St. Louis, which is 16.9 square miles and 23ft above sea level.
There are 6,435 residents in Waveland, which is 6.8 square miles and 16ft above sea level. It was settled in 1972 and is governed by a local government.