The county of Scott is located in and was founded in November 24, 1814. There are 23,177 residents in Scott who have access to courthouses in Gate 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 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,034 residents in Gate City, which is 2.1 square miles and 1,339ft above sea level.