The county of Hyde is located in and was founded in 1739. There are 5,810 residents in Hyde who have access to courthouses in Swan Quarter. 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 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 324 residents in Swan Quarter, which is 78.4 square miles.