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Welcome to Marion ...

The city of Marion is located in Perry County<1> and is the County Seat for Perry County.

When the people of Marion refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Marionite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Marion has a population of 3,123 people<3> (see below for details).

Marion is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Marion lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Marion lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Marion: 36756<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 3,123 people. This is a decrease of 15.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 3,686 people (which is 34.8% of the total population of Perry County). This makes Marion the county's most populous community.

The population of Marion represents 0.08% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,686 people, the population of Marion increased 4.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,511 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Marion.

Communities Also Named Marion ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Marion - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado (2), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Marion.

Communities near Marion ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marion.

  • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
  • Greensboro [Hale County]
  • Uniontown [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
    • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<8>
  • Newbern [Hale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
    • Newbern [Hale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Marion
    • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbern have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Faunsdale [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faunsdale
      • Faunsdale [Marengo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Marion
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faunsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faunsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faunsdale<8>
    • Sprott [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprott
      • Sprott [Perry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprott
    • Suttle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suttle
      • Suttle [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suttle
    • Browns [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns
      • Browns [Dallas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns
    • Marion Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Junction
      • Marion Junction [Dallas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Junction
    • The Village [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Village
      • The Village [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marion. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marion.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marion. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Marion.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marion. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Marion.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marion ...

Looking for more information about Marion? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Marion, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marion.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marion. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Perry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Marion refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Marion may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marion.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Marion). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marion or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marion) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marion. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marion

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6324, Longitude: -87.3190    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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