Roanoke County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Roanoke County, Virginia (Map It) was created in March 30, 1838 from Botetourt County. Part of Montgomery County was added in 1849. Roanoke county was named for the Roanoke River.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Roanoke County is bordered by Botetourt County (northeast), Bedford County (east), Franklin County (southeast), Floyd County (south/southwest), Montgomery County (west), Craig County (northwest).

Roanoke County Cities and Towns include Vinton, Salem .

Roanoke County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Roanoke County, VA Courthouse
Roanoke County, VA Courthouse

Old Roanoke County, VA Courthouse
Old Roanoke County, VA Courthouse

The Roanoke County Courthouse is located in Salem, Virginia. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH .  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Roanoke County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records.

  • Roanoke County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1838, Land Records from 1838, Court Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1838. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
  • Roanoke County (VA) Treasurer
  • Roanoke County Real Estate Assessing
  • Roanoke County/Salem Health Department, 105 East Calhoun Street, P. O. Box 1144, Salem, VA 24153; (540) 387-5530
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.

Roanoke County, Virginia Census Records

Roanoke County, Virginia Vital Records

Roanoke County, Virginia Resources

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