The county of Patrick is located in and was founded in 1791| named for=Patrick Henry. There are 18,045 residents in Patrick who have access to courthouses in Stuart. 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 1,408 residents in Stuart, which is 0.7 square miles and 1,345ft above sea level. It was settled in 1792 and is governed by a Mayor-Council local government.