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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Marion.

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Around Marion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian. It lies just southwest of Marion. Meridian has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Philadelphia. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Marion and has a population of 7,400 people.

For comparison, Marion has a population of 1,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Marion and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler (AL)   [Map]   1,773   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Demopolis (AL)   [Map]   7,019   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Linden (AL)   [Map]   1,988   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Livingston (AL)   [Map]   3,454   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
York (AL)   [Map]   2,373   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bay Springs   [Map]   1,738   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
De Kalb   [Map]   1,045   N   23 miles [37 km]
Decatur   [Map]   1,788   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Forest   [Map]   5,672   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Macon   [Map]   2,614   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Newton   [Map]   3,317   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Quitman   [Map]   2,189   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stonewall   [Map]   1,021   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Union   [Map]   1,971   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   1,608   W   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cromwell (AL)   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cuba (AL)   [Map]   317   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Intercourse (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lisman (AL)   [Map]   498   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ward (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chunky   [Map]   324   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Electric Mills   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   499   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hickory   [Map]   526   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Nellieburg   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Orange   [Map]   ---   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Suqualena   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vimville   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Whynot   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Marion, please visit our County-by-County Page for Marion.

Lauderdale County ...

Marion is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Choctaw (AL), Sumter (AL), Clarke, Kemper & Newton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marion ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bonita   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Marion   [Map]
Complete   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Daleville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Lost Gap   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meridian   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nellieburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Poplar Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shucktown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wolf Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Zero   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marion ...

Looking for more information about Marion? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Marion, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Marion.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Marion.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Marion. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Mississippi

    Mississippi Tourism
    Parks for Mississippi

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Mississippi Statewide Tourism
    Marion Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Marion


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Mississippi

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Mississippi

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Mississippi

Airports Near Marion ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Marion.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
James H Easom Fld.   [Map]   M23   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Union Muni.   [Map]   3MS9   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Philadelphia Muni.   [Map]   MPE   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Marion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Marion. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   135 miles [217.3 km]
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   SSW   193 miles [310.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   195 miles [313.8 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   NW   259 miles [416.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   278 miles [447.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   SSW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   W   83 miles [133.6 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SSW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
James H Easom Fld.   [Map]   M23   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Union Muni.   [Map]   3MS9   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Philadelphia Muni.   [Map]   MPE   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
        Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Winston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lauderdale County

About Mississippi

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 Lauderdale County: www.lauderdalecounty.org/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marion.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Marion. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4272, Longitude: -88.6502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Marion), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Marion.