The county of Beaufort is located in North Carolina and was founded in 1739. There are 47,759 residents in Beaufort who have access to courthouses in Washington. 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. North Carolina is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 9,744 residents in Washington, which is 8.9 square miles and 10ft above sea level. It was settled in 1776 and is governed by a Council-Manager form of government local government.