Marion County, Mississippi

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Marion County
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Map of Mississippi highlighting Marion County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°14′N 89°49′W / 31.23°N 89.82°W / 31.23; -89.82
Country United States
State Mississippi
Founded1811
Named forFrancis Marion
SeatColumbia
Largest cityColumbia
Area
 • Total549 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Land542 sq mi (1,400 km2)
 • Water6.2 sq mi (16 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total27,088
 • Density50/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.marioncountyms.com

Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 27,088 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Columbia.[2] The county is named for American Revolutionary War guerrilla leader Francis Marion also known as The Swamp Fox.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.

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