The county of Hale is located in and was founded in 1888. There are 36,273 residents in Hale who have access to courthouses in Abernathy, Hale Center, Petersburg, Plainview. 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 5th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,805 residents in Abernathy. It was settled in 1909.
There are 2,252 residents in Hale Center. It was settled in 1893.
There are 1,202 residents in Petersburg. It was settled in 1891.
There are 22,194 residents in Plainview, which is 13.8 square miles and 3,366ft above sea level.