The county of Elk is located in and was founded in April 18, 1843. There are 30,872 residents in Elk who have access to courthouses in Johnsonburg, Ridgway, St. Marys. 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 3rd federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,483 residents in Johnsonburg, which is 2.9 square miles and 1,444ft above sea level. It was settled in 1810 and is governed by a local government.
There are 4,078 residents in Ridgway, which is 2.7 square miles and 1,381ft above sea level. It was settled in 1824 and is governed by a Borough Council local government.
There are 13,070 residents in St. Marys, which is 99.5 square miles and 1,666ft above sea level. It was settled in 1804 and is governed by a local government.