Marion County

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Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.


Created:  January 24, 1823

County Seat:

Salem  1823 – present


County Courthouse – Salem


Location:  100 East Main Street / North Broadway Avenue

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph W Royer

Contractor:  Cope and MacDonald


Description: The building faces south and is a two story limestone structure. The south front has a recessed entrance framed with stone and with a large column on either side which rises to a wide header with ornamentation at the roof line.  A wide cornice runs below the roof line. The foundation is horizontal stone work.



N – Fayette County

E – Clay County and Wayne County

S – Jefferson County

W – Washington County, Clinton County and Fayette County











Photos taken 2008