The county of Mitchell is located in and was founded in 1861. There are 15,579 residents in Mitchell who have access to courthouses in Bakersville. 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 464 residents in Bakersville, which is 0.8 square miles and 2,470ft above sea level.