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Welcome to Marion ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Marion, you might consider that their post office opened in 1846.
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 6,311 people<3> (see below for details).
Marion is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Marion lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Marion is located in the (843) area code.
The ZIP code for Marion: 29571<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 6,311 people. This is a decrease of 9.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.38% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 6,939 people (which is 20.99% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Marion the county's most populous community.
The population of Marion represents 0.15% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,939 people, the population of Marion decreased 1.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,042 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 Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), 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 book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
We also found Marion in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Marion.
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 Marion County: www.co.marion.sc.us/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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