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Welcome to Marion ...

The town of Marion is located in Smyth County<1> and is the County Seat for Smyth County.

The location of Marion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

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).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Marion.

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 (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).

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.

Communities near Marion ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marion.

  • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<7>
  • Saltville [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltville
    • Saltville [Smyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,895 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltville<7>
  • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<7>
  • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
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    • Glade Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Spring
      • Glade Spring [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Spring<7>
    • Trout Dale [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Dale
      • Trout Dale [Grayson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Dale<7>
    • Adwolf [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adwolf
      • Adwolf [Smyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adwolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adwolf
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<7>
    • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile Ford
      • Seven Mile Ford [Smyth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Mile Ford
    • Sugar Grove [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Smyth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Marion was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Marion on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Marion on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Smyth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marion.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarionOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Marion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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