Saline County

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Saline County is named for the numerous salt springs found in the area.


Created:  November 25, 1820

County Seat:


Jefferson ( Cambridge )  1821 – 1831

Jonesboro                       1831 – 1839

Arrow Rock                     1839 – 1840

Marshall                          1840 – present


County Courthouse – Marshall


Location:  101 East Arrow Street / Lafayette Avenue

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  C Cochrane of Chicago, Illinois

Contractor:  John Volk and Company of Rock Island, Illinois


Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored pressed brick structure. The building is 100 feet by 110 feet. The north front has a small portico supported by four thin columns with a pediment at the second story. The center section projects from the main building and rises to a pediment at the roof line. Above the portico is an arched window. Limestone trim decorates the corners and there are horizontal bands of limestone. On the center of the roof is a large square clock tower with mansard roof. 



N – Carroll County and Chariton County

E – Howard County and Cooper County

S – Pettis County

W – Lafayette County














Photos taken 2009