Place:Roanoke (county), Virginia, United States

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NameRoanoke (county)
Alt namesRoanokesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51034650
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.283°N 80.05°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1838 - )
See alsoBotetourt, Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Craig, Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Roanoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 92,376. Its county seat is Salem.

Roanoke County is part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area and located within the Roanoke Region of Virginia.

The independent cities of Roanoke and Salem (incorporated as such in 1884 and 1968 respectively) are located within the boundaries of Roanoke County, but are not a part of the county. The incorporated town of Vinton is the only incorporated municipality within the county. While significant areas of the county are rural and mountainous, most residents live in the suburbs near Roanoke and Salem in the Roanoke Valley.

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History

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The county was established by an act of the Virginia Legislature on March 30, 1838 from the southern part of Botetourt County.[1] It was named for the Roanoke River, which in turn was derived from a Native American term for money. Additional territory was transferred to Roanoke County from Montgomery County in 1845. Salem was originally the county seat. When Salem became an independent city, by agreement with the county the Roanoke County Courthouse remained in Salem and the two localities share a jail. However, the County Administrative Offices were moved to the Cave Spring District.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1980 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 5,499
1850 8,477
1860 8,048
1870 9,350
1880 13,105
1890 30,101
1900 15,837
1910 19,623
1920 22,395
1930 35,289
1940 42,897
1950 41,486
1960 61,693
1970 67,339
1980 72,945
1990 79,332

Note: Montgomery. See also notes C33 and C34.

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