Marion County, Arkansas

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Marion County
Marion County Courthouse in Yellville
Marion County Courthouse in Yellville
Map of Arkansas highlighting Marion County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°16′47″N 92°42′57″W / 36.279722222222°N 92.715833333333°W / 36.279722222222; -92.715833333333
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedSeptember 25, 1836
Named forFrancis Marion[1]
Largest cityBull Shoals
 • Total640 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land597 sq mi (1,550 km2)
 • Water43 sq mi (110 km2)  6.8%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

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.