The county of Jefferson is located in Washington and was founded in 1852. There are 31,139 residents in Jefferson who have access to courthouses in Port Townsend. 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. Washington is part of the 9th federal circuit court as well.
There are 9,113 residents in Port Townsend, which is 9.5 square miles and 131ft above sea level. It was settled in 1851 and is governed by a Council-manager local government.