|Founded||February 13, 1818|
|Named for||Francis Marion|
|• Total||744 sq mi (1,930 km2)|
|• Land||742 sq mi (1,920 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3 km2) 0.2%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||41/sq mi (16/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,776. The county seat is Hamilton. The county was named in honor of General Francis Marion (1732–1795), an American Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina who was known as "The Swamp Fox."
Marion County is in the northwestern part of the state, bounded on the west by the state of Mississippi. It encompasses 743 square miles (1,920 km2).
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References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.