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The location of Marion

Welcome to Marion ...

The town of Marion is located in Smyth County and is the County Seat for Smyth County.

The location of Marion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Marion has a population of 5,634 people<3> (see below for details).

Marion is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Marion is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Marion lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Marion: (276)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 5,968 people (which is 18.53% of the total population of Smyth County). This makes Marion the county's most populous community.

The population of Marion represents 0.07% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,968 people, the population of Marion decreased 6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,349 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 5,634 people. This is a decrease of 5.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.26% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Marion ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marion. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marion. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Marion ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Tazewell   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the North (N) of Marion

Located in Tazewell County

Saltville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the West (W) of Marion

Chilhowie   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the West (W) of Marion

Rural Retreat   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the East (E) of Marion

Located in Wythe County

Glade Spring   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the West (W) of Marion

Located in Washington County

Trout Dale   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Marion

Located in Grayson County

Adwolf   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Marion

Atkins   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the East (E) of Marion

Sugar Grove   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Marion

Fleet   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the West (W) of Marion

Located in Washington County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Marion.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 town'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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marion. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 36.8388, Longitude: -81.5136     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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