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Roanoke County, Virginia

Photo: Pleasant Grove, ca. 1853, 4377 West Main Street, Salem, VA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Photographed by User:Molly Cardenas (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed June, 2014.

Roanoke County Photo

The Roanoke County Courthouse is located at 305 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153; phone: 540‑387‑6205.


Salem, an Independent Virginia City, is the seat of government for Roanoke County.

Scottish-Irish immigrants began settling in the area as early as 1740. The county was created in 1838 from parts of Botetourt and Montgomery counties.