Saline County is named for the numerous salt springs found in the area.
Created: November 25, 1820
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.
S – Pettis County
W – Lafayette County
Photos taken 2009