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:  March 14, 1844

County Seat:

Ocala  1844 – present


County Courthouse – Ocala 


Location:  110 NW 1st Avenue / NW 2nd Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J Vance Duncan and Kemp and Bunch & Jackson of Ocala

Contractor:  Dunn Construction Company of  Birmingham, Alabama


Description: The building faces west and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is a rectangular shape with few windows. The roof line is flat. On the east side is a new five story gray colored concrete addition. The building was expanded in 1991. At the eastern end the new five story addition was constructed in 2007 and completed in 2010. The architect was Architecture Studio Inc. and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum and the contractor was Moss Construction and Elbridge Construction. The building is named as the Marion County Judicial Center.


Note:  The courthouse project, undertaken by Moss Construction and Elbridge Construction, began in October 2007 with a budgeted cost of $42 million and was completed at more than $1 million under budget. Supported by 70 steel shafts that are anchored 105 feet below ground, the new five-story complex took three years to build and is the largest capital project in the history of Marion County.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W Chamberlain & Company and constructed by M T Lewman & Company in 1907. The building was demolished.



 Alachua County and Putnam County

E – Putnam County, Volusia County and Lake County

S – Lake County, Sumter County and Citrus County

W – Levy County




















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Photos taken 2009 and 2015