Marion County, Kansas
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||August 30, 1855|
|Named for||Francis Marion|
|• Total||954 sq mi (2,470 km2)|
|• Land||944 sq mi (2,440 km2)|
|• Water||9.4 sq mi (24 km2) 1.0%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||12.5/sq mi (4.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Area code||620, 785|
Marion County (standard abbreviation: MN) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 12,660 people lived there. The county seat is Marion. The county was named after Francis Marion, a Brigadier General of the American Revolutionary War, known as the "Swamp Fox".
History[change | change source]
21st century[change | change source]
In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was built north to south through Marion County. There was a lot of controversy over road damage, tax exemption, and environmental concerns (if a leak ever occurs).
Geography[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Government[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Unified school districts[change | change source]
- Centre USD 397
- Peabody-Burns USD 398
- Marion USD 408
- Hillsboro USD 410
- Goessel USD 411
Colleges[change | change source]
Communities[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
- Burns (previously known as St. Francis)
- Durham (previously known as Durham Park)
- Goessel (previously known as Gnadenfeld)
- Hillsboro (previously known as Hill City)
- Lost Springs
- Marion (previously known as Marion Centre)
- Peabody (previously known as Coneburg)
References[change | change source]
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018". United States Census. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
- Keystone Pipeline - Marion County Commission calls out Legislative Leadership on Pipeline Deal; April 18, 2010. Archived October 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010.
- County and Keystone settle on road damages; Hillsboro Free Press; November 2, 2010.
- Keystone Pipeline - County ask TransCanada for pipeline emergency plan; Hillsboro Free Press; February 15, 2011.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Flint Hills Tourism Coalition
- Flint Hills Introduction; Kansas Geological Survey
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
More reading[change | change source]
- Our Nation Called : Marion County Answered - Honoring Our Marion County Kansas Veterans; Hillsboro Free Press; 192 pages; 2012.
- The Days of June : Recollections of a Country Sheriff; Tracy Mayes; Leathers Pub; 72 pages; 1999; ISBN 978-1890622671.
- Touring Marion County : pioneers, lakes, & the mighty Santa Fe; Robert Collins; 1993.
- Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; 344 pages; 1972; LCCN 72-92041.
- Atlas of Marion County, Kansas: containing maps, plats of the townships, alphabetical rural directory, histories of churches, etc., families, farms, churches and pictures of general interest; Tri-Tabula Co; 1971.
- The Early Schools of Marion County Kansas; Wilma Stewart Stallwitz; Located at Peabody Township Library; 33 pages; 1960.
- Picture Story of the Flood Waters in Marion and Vicinity; July 1951. This book contains pictures from Marion, Florence, and Peabody.
- The Scully Land System in Marion County, Kansas; Homer Socolofsky; Kansas State University; 110 pages; 1944/1947.
- World War Roll of Honor : Marion County Kansas 1917-1920; Alexander and Dean; 221 pages; 1920.
- Marion County, Kansas; Alex E. Case; 1894.
- Portrait and Biographical Record of Dickinson, Saline, McPherson, and Marion Counties, Kansas; Chapman Bros; 614 pages; 1893.
- Hand-book of Marion County, Kansas; C.S. Burch Publishing Co; 40 pages; 1888.
- All About Marion County, Kansas; E.W. Hoch; Marion County Record; 1876.
- Plat Book of Marion County, Kansas; W.W. Hixson & Co; 1928.
- Standard Atlas of Marion County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 99 pages; 1921.
- Standard Atlas of Marion County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 103 pages; 1902.
- Atlas of Marion County, Kansas; Davy Map and Atlas Co; 87 pages; 1885.
- Marion County Auto Tour of the Santa Fe Trail; Cottonwood Crossing Chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association.; 2 pages; 2011.
- The Story of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Kansas and the State of Kansas; Almira Cordry; Crane Co; 164 pages; 1915.
- The National Old Trails Road To Southern California, Part 1 (LA to KC); Automobile Club Of Southern California; 64 pages; 1916.
- Mennonite Settlements and Churches
- The Varieties of Kansas German Dialects after 150 Years of German Group Settlement in Kansas, William D. Kell, 2006.
- The Ebenfeld Church in Action, 1876-1976.
- 1874 Mennonite Immigration Centennial; Mennonite Life; Mid-Year 1974.
- The Disciples of Menno Simonis: Their Settlement in Central Kansas; Frank Leslie's Illustrated; Mennonite Life; September 1999.
- Alexanderwohl Villages in Kansas, 1874 (map); P.U. Schmidt; Mennonite Life; October 1949.
- The Alexanderwohl Church Building; Alvin Gooseen; Mennonite Life; December 1974.
- Impact of Mennonite settlement on the cultural landscape of Kansas; Brenda Martin; Kansas State University; 1985/1988.
- Mennonite settlement : the relationship between the physical and cultural environment; Susan Movle; University of Utah; 1975/1886.
- Status of Mennonite women in Kansas in their church and home relationships; Eva Harshbarger; Bluffton College; 1925/1945.
- The Disciples of Menno Simonis: Their Settlement in Central Kansas; Frank Leslie's Illustrirte Zeitung; March 20, 1875. (German version of English article)
- The Disciples of Menno Simonis: Their Settlement in Central Kansas; Frank Leslie's Illustrated; March 20, 1875. (English)
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marion County, Kansas.|
- Marion County - Official Website
- Marion County - Directory of Public Officials
- Marion County - Economic Development Council
- Marion County Record - official newspaper
- Counties join effort to help revitalize rural Kansas in 2011, KSN at archive.org
- Marion County cemetery list, archive of KsGenWeb
- Marion County history bibliography, Kansas Historical Society
- Marion County school bibliography, Kansas Historical Society
- Marion County court records on microfilm, Kansas Historical Society
- History of Early Marion County Newspapers, 1916
- Detailed map of Santa Fe Trail, Pioneer trails
- Marion County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, 1918, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society