The county of New Hanover is located in and was founded in 1739. There are 202,667 residents in New Hanover who have access to courthouses in Wilmington. 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 106,476 residents in Wilmington, which is 41.5 square miles and 30ft above sea level. It was settled in February 20, 1739/40 and is governed by a local government.