Marion County, Mississippi

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Marion County
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Flag of Marion County
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
Named forFrancis Marion
Largest cityColumbia
 • Total549 sq mi (1,420 km2)
 • Land542 sq mi (1,400 km2)
 • Water6.2 sq mi (16 km2)  1.1%
 • Total24,441
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th

Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, 24,441 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. "QuickFacts: Marion County, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  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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