The county of Shackelford is located in and was founded in 1874. There are 3,378 residents in Shackelford who have access to courthouses in Albany. 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 2,034 residents in Albany, which is 1.5 square miles and 1,414ft above sea level.