Roanoke County

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Roanoke County is named for the Roanoke River which is named for the Native American word meaning “shell money”.

 

Created:  March 30, 1838

County Seat: 

Salem  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Salem  

 

Location:  305 East Main Street / Thompson Memorial Drive

Built:  1982 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  VVKR Incorporated

Contractor:  Creative Construction & Development Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story bluff colored brick, glass concrete style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a central recessed entrance with two pillars. The entrance area extends west with a open passage extending north. The widows are horizontal. The roof line is flat. The old courthouse is located along the west side of the building.

 

Old County Courthouse – Salem  

 

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Location:  305 East Main Street / Thompson Memorial Drive

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Harry H Huggins

Contractor:  King Lumber Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story bluff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and is rectangular in shape. The south front has a large portico with four tall columns rising to a pediment at the roof life.  The recessed entrance has a small pediment above. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with red colored dome and eagle at the top. The building ceased to serve as the courthouse in 1984 and was renamed as the Francis T West Hall, a part of the adjacent Roanoke College.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Craig County and Botetourt County

E – Bedford County

S – Franklin County and Floyd County

W – Montgomery County

Note  – Within the county is the independent city of Roanoke

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2013