The county of Platte is located in and was founded in 1855. There are 32,847 residents in Platte who have access to courthouses in Columbus. 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 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 22,111 residents in Columbus, which is 10.1 square miles and 1,447ft above sea level.