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County History
In 1838, this county was formed from the southern part of Botetourt County. It is named for the Roanoke River. Montgomery County transferred land to Roanoke County in 1845. Salem was the original county seat. After Salem became an independent city, the Roanoke County Courthouse remained in Salem and both Salem (City) and Roanoke County, share a jail.

NATIONAL PROTECTED AREA
Blue Ridge Parkway - Jefferson National Forest

TOWN - Vinton

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES
Airpoint - Bennett Springs - Bent Mountain - Bonsack - Bradshaw - Catawba - Clearbrook - Dundee
Glenvar - Hanging Rock - Hollins - Leslie - Masons Grove - Medley - Niagra - Poages Mill
Riverside - Starkey - Wabun - Wright


Online Data

Bibles Biographies Birth Records Cemeteries
Census Records Church / Religion County Records Death Records
Families County History Marriage Records Military Records
Miscellaneous Data Newspaper Data Obituaries Photographs
Queries School Records Slaves / Slavery Wills / Probate Records

County Updates
Feb 2013
1866 Register of Cohabitation

Nov 2012
Colonel Andrew Lewis Biography
James William Turner Biography
John J. Coles Biography
Preston Edward Simpson Biography
Amdrew Jackson Howell Biography
Elijah Poage Biography
Roscoe Conklinb Wertz Biography
Dr. Richard Gordon Simmons Biography
Judson Vincent Hooper Biography
Honorable A. M. Bowman Biography
Samuel Reeves Bandy Biography
Charles William Wade Wade Biography
Jefferson H. Wilkinson Biography
James Pleasant Woods Biography
Colonel Robert Henry Logan Biography
William H. Lewis Biography
Henry Marshall Luck Biography
Joseph Newton Lewis, M. D. Biography
Charles Sidney Johnson Biography
James David Johnston Biography
Andrew Jackson Airheart Biography
Henry Vincent Gray, M. D., Biography
Robert Francis Taylor Biography
Catlett Conway Taliaferro Biography
John Thomas Trout Biography
Callohill Minnis Turner Biography
Reuben H. Fishburne Biography
William S. McClanahan Biography
Francis Sorrel, M. D. Biography
Samuel Selden Brooke Biography
James Calder Cassell Biography
Lawrence S. Davis Biography
County Officials
Roanoke County In 1840
Military Operations In Roanoke County
Jeff Davis Rifles
Roanoke Guards
Dixie Grays
Roanoke Grays
Salem Flying Artillery
First Military Organization
American Revolution
History of Vinton
History of Salem


Oct 2012
1890 Veteran's Census - Cave Spring
1890 Veteran's Census - Catawba
1890 Veteran's Census - Roanoke City
1890 Veteran's Census - Salem

Jun 2012
Plumb - Zirkle Marriage
Johnson - Griffin  Marriage
Gregory - Loving Marriage
Watts - Allen Marriage
Holcombe - Watts Marriage
Word - McClanden Marriage
Ryan - Cliff Marriage
McCoy - Furguson Marriage
1866 Census of Children of Ceased Cohabitation



Surrounding Counties

| Botetourt | Bedford | Craig | Floyd | Franklin |

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