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Salem is named for Salem, New Jersey the home town of founder William Bryan. 


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Roanoke County 

E – Roanoke County and Roanoke

S – Roanoke County 

W – Roanoke County 

Independent City                                   State map highlighting Salem

Created:  1968


Courthouse – Salem


Location:  2 East Calhoun Street / Broad

Built:  1977 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1979. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Salem. On the south side is an entrance portico which extends out from the building. The windows are horizontal. The center section has a sloped roof with flat roofs on the east and west sides. The building houses the Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 23rd Judicial Circuit.


See:  The 23rd Judicial Circuit includes Roanoke County and Roanoke.


History:  The independent city was created in 1968. The first courthouse was the former Roanoke County Courthouse built in 1909 to 1910. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1977 to 1979.



Salem City Hall – Salem

Plhotos taken 2013