The county of Thurston is located in Washington and was founded in 1852. There are 275,222 residents in Thurston who have access to courthouses in Lacey, Olympia, Tenino, Tumwater, Yelm. 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 42,393 residents in Lacey, which is 16.5 square miles and 203ft above sea level.
There are 46,478 residents in Olympia, which is 19.7 square miles and 95ft above sea level. It was settled in January 28, 1859 and is governed by a Council/City Manager local government.
There are 1,695 residents in Tenino, which is 1.4 square miles and 289ft above sea level.
There are 6,848 residents in Yelm, which is 5.7 square miles and 354ft above sea level.