The county of Sterling is located in and was founded in 1891. There are 1,143 residents in Sterling who have access to courthouses in Sterling City. 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 888 residents in Sterling City, which is 1.0 square miles and 2,287ft above sea level.