The county of Panola is located in and was founded in 1846. There are 23,796 residents in Panola who have access to courthouses in Carthage. 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 6,779 residents in Carthage, which is 10.5 square miles and 312ft above sea level.