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Marion County, West Virginia

US county information
NameMarion County
StateWest Virginia
US Area
Total Area311 sq mi (805.5 km2)
Land Area310 sq mi (802.9 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population Est.56509 (2005)
Density71/km2 (183.9/sq mi)

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Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,418. Its county seat is Fairmont. Marion County was created in 1842 from parts of Monongalia and Harrison Counties, and named in honor of General Francis Marion, of American Revolutionary War fame, known in history as "The Swamp Fox."

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