Marion County, Arkansas

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Marion County, Arkansas
Yellville, AR 001.jpg
Marion County Courthouse in Yellville
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedSeptember 25, 1836
Named forFrancis Marion[1]
SeatYellville
Largest cityBull Shoals
Area
 • Total640 sq mi (1,658 km2)
 • Land597 sq mi (1,546 km2)
 • Water43 sq mi (111 km2), 6.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)16,325
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitemarioncounty.arkansas.gov

Marion County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,653.[2] The county seat is Yellville.[3] Marion County was founded on September 25, 1836. It was named for General Francis Marion, the famous "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.