Marion County, Mississippi
Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 27,088 people lived there. Its county seat is Columbia. The county is named for American Revolutionary War guerrilla leader Francis Marion also known as The Swamp Fox.
Marion County courthouse in Columbia
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Francis Marion|
|• Total||549 sq mi (1,420 km2)|
|• Land||542 sq mi (1,400 km2)|
|• Water||6.2 sq mi (16 km2) 1.1%%|
|• Density||50/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
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