The county of Jackson is located in Mississippi and was founded in 1812. There are 139,668 residents in Jackson who have access to courthouses in Gautier, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula. 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 18,572 residents in Gautier, which is 12.9 square miles and 7ft above sea level.
There are 13,704 residents in Moss Point, which is 26.8 square miles and 16ft above sea level.
There are 17,442 residents in Ocean Springs, which is 15.2 square miles and 23ft above sea level. It was settled in April, 1699 and is governed by a Commission-Manager local government.