You might want to settle down in Marion to retire or raise a family. If you do, we have it all... good schools, health facilities, active community life, recreation, fine churches, and a low cost of living.
We have beautiful old homes with early American charm as well as modern ones--something for everyone!
Marion was dubbed "The Stone City" in the 1880's because of its many ornate limestone structures. These buildings have been preserved and are still functional today.
Leave the crowds behind as you browse and shop downtown Marion. The quaint shops, friendly merchants and the small town welcome are certain to make you feel "at home".
If you're looking to "get away from it all", come to Marion and its lake areas. You'll find a friendly, uncrowded, inexpensive place to relax. The natural beauty of the area's hills, lakes, streams, trees, and parks is inviting while offering some of the finest fishing and hunting to be found.
Government surveyors directed the first Settlers to the junction of Muddy Creek, Clear Creek, and the Cottonwood River; one saying it was " The Best Place I've Seen." The town was named Marion for the Revolutionary War General, Francis Marion, who also was known as The Swamp Fox. The first Settlers arrived in 1860 and made their first camp at the location of the present Central Park.