|Swain County Clerk of Court||Bryson City||North Carolina 28713|
|Jackson County Court||Sylva||North Carolina 28779||13 miles|
|Jackson District Court||Sylva||North Carolina 28779||13 miles|
|Macon County Court||Franklin||North Carolina 28734||17 miles|
|Macon District Court||Franklin||North Carolina 28734||17 miles|
|Gatlinburg City Court||Gatlinburg||Tennessee 37738||20 miles|
|Graham County Court||Robbinsville||North Carolina 28771||22 miles|
|Graham District Court||Robbinsville||North Carolina 28771||22 miles|
|Townsend City Court||Townsend||Tennessee 37882||24 miles|
|Pigeon Forge City Court||Pigeon Forge||Tennessee 37863||26 miles|
|Haywood District Court||Waynesville||North Carolina 28786||26 miles|
|Haywood County Court||Waynesville||North Carolina 28786||26 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.