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Welcome to Marion County ...

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

The community of Columbia is the Seat for Marion County.

Marion County was founded in 1811. Marion was created by taking area from Amite, Franklin and Wayne Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Marion had a population of 24,504 people. This is a decrease of 9.54% since the last Census (which gave a population of 27,088 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion represented 0.91% of the total population of Mississippi.

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.




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