The county of Botetourt is located in and was founded in 1770| named for=Lord Botetourt. There are 33,347 residents in Botetourt who have access to courthouses in Fincastle. 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 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 359 residents in Fincastle, which is 0.2 square miles and 1,240ft above sea level.