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Welcome to Marion ...

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

When the people of Marion refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Marionite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Marion has a population of 5,659 people<2> (see below for details).

Marion is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

Marion lies within the (276) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marion had a population of 5,968 people (or 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 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 (that had a count of 6,349 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 5,659 people. This is a decrease of 5.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.87% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Marion.

Communities near Marion ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Marion and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Adwolf   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Atkins   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Chilhowie   [Map]   1,729   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fleet   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glade Spring   [Map]   1,429   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rural Retreat   [Map]   1,462   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Marion. We make it easy 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.
  • 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:

Websites for Marion ...

Official Website: www.marionva.org/

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 get an overview with 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marion.

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The Communities of Virginia

About Smyth County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marion: www.marionva.org/

The official website for Smyth County: www.smythcounty.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Marion. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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: 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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