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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 get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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 5,576 people<4> (see below for details).
Marion is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<5> 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
The telephone area code for Marion: (276)
Websites for Marion ...
Official Website: www.marionva.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Marion had an population of 5,576 people. This is a decrease of 6.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.18% since the 2000 Census).
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 (with a count of 6,349 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 Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, 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 16 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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Marion on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Marion.
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: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023