The county of Smyth is located in and was founded in 1832| named for=Alexander Smyth. There are 31,470 residents in Smyth who have access to courthouses in Marion. 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 6,349 residents in Marion, which is 4.2 square miles and 2,172ft above sea level.