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Marion County, Kansas

Date Established: August 30, 1855
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Marion County
County Seat: Marion
Origin of Name: In honor of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion (1732?-1795). Known as the 'Swamp Fox' for his elusive tactics, he led a largely guerrilla campaign of raids and skirmishes against the British in South Carolina, wrecking havoc on British communication and supply lines, then withdrawing into the swamps.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Blaine Township  185 
Catlin Township  187 
Centre Township  479 
Clark Township  147 
Clear Creek Township  548 
Colfax Township  291 
Doyle Township  60 
Durham Park Township  244 
East Branch Township  178 
Fairplay Township  107 
Florence (city)  465 
Gale Township  219 
Grant Township  131 
Hillsboro (city)  2,993 
Lehigh Township  329 
Liberty Township  320 
Logan Township  104 
Lost Springs Township  197 
Marion (city)  1,927 
Menno Township  330 
Milton Township  310 
Moore Township  73 
Peabody Township  1,382 
Risley Township  207 
Summit Township  80 
West Branch Township  966 
Wilson Township  201 
Total population: 12,660 

Township map of Marion County, 2000
Population:
1860 (74)
1870 (768)
1880 (12,453)
1890 (20,539)
1900 (20,676)
1910 (22,415)
1920 (22,923)
1930 (20,739)
1940 (18,951)
1950 (16,307)
1960 (15,143)
1970 (13,935)
1980 (13,522)
1990 (12,888)
2000 (13,361)
2010 (12,660)
Other Resources: Post offices in Marion County
Cemeteries in Marion County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Marion County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Marion County page [Blue Skyways]
Marion County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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