Marion County is a county located in the state of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census reflected a population of 8,742. The county seat is
Buena Vista. The county was created on December 14, 1827. The county was named for General Francis Marion of South Carolina.
Marion County is included in the Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Georgia's 72nd county was named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion. Known as the "Swamp Fox," Marion campaigned successfully against the British in South Carolina.
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Marion County was created in 1827. Georgia's 72nd county was named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion. Known as the "Swamp Fox," Marion campaigned successfully against the British in South Carolina.
Fort Perry was built in Marion County by General John Floyd, on the old Alabama Road. It was named in honor of the hero of the Lake Erie Battle in 1812.
Two antebellum courthouses still stand in Marion County: the Old Courthouse in Tazewell, erected in 1848 at a cost of $1,637, and the present courthouse built in 1850 in Buena Vista. The very first courthouse was built in 1839 in Horry, but burned down in 1845.
Another interesting tourist attraction is Pasquan, created by Eddie Owens Martin on his family farm. Martin painted and decorated virtually every square foot of every structure on the farm inside and out with images from Asian, African and Native American cultures.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 367 square miles (950 km2), of which 366 square miles (950 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.4%) is water. Marion is in the Flint River basin and the Chattahoochee River basin.
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