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Welcome to Marion ...
The location of Marion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Marion, you might consider that their post office opened in 1844.
When the people of Marion refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Marionite<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Marion has a population of 7,916 people<4> (see below for details).
Marion is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Marion lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Marion: (828)
Websites for Marion ...
Official Website: www.marionnc.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 7,916 people. This is an increase of 1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.15% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 7,838 people (or 17.42% of the total population of McDowell County). This makes Marion the county's most populous community.
The population of Marion represents 0.08% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 7,838 people, the population of Marion increased 58.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,943 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Marion.
Communities Also Named Marion ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 51 communities that are also named Marion - they are located in Alabama, 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 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.
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 9 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.
Adding Marion to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Marion in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Marion was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Marion in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Marion.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Marion: www.marionnc.org/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023