Saline County is named for Saline Creek as the making of salt from the Salines was a major part of the industry of the region.
Created: February 25, 1847
Raleigh 1847 – 1859
Harrisburg 1859 – present
County Courthouse – Harrisburg
Location: 10 East Poplar Street / North Main Street
Built: 1967 – 1969
Architect: Clark Altay and Associates
Contractor: Haege Construction Company
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. On the east and west sides large windows are along the first story divided by a wide horizontal concrete band from the windows on the second story. The wide white colored band continues along the roof line. The north and south entrances have a wide horizontal concrete band above the entrance with window above.
Note: The first courthouse was designed by J K Kirk & Company in 1861. The previous courthouse was designed by John D Gaddes and constructed by Ford & King in 1905. The building was razed for the present courthouse.
N – Hamilton County
E – Gallatin County
S – Pope County
Photos taken 2007 and 2012