About Marion County

Welcome to the official website for Marion County, Mississippi. Founded in 1811 in the rich woodlands along the Pearl River in South Central Mississippi, Marion County took its name from General Francis Marion, a revolutionary war hero also known as the "Swamp Fox." Today, Marion County encompasses 549 square miles and is home to approximately 25,550 people with Columbia as its county seat. With a mild climate, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and close proximity to surrounding markets, Marion County offers convenience with an unhurried, relaxing lifestyle... truly a great place to call home.