Marion County

Marion County is named for the Patriot hero, General Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox." The county seat, Buena Vista, commemorates the famous battle during the Mexican War. The county was created from Lee and Muscogee counties in 1827. Good rel ations with the Creek Indians in this region permitted opening of a trace in 1805 that led westward toward Mobile, Alabama. It became the old Federal Road, west Georgia's first vehicular thoroughfare.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 481, Buena Vista GA 31803
Telephone 229.649.2603
Fax 229.649.3702

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Marion County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 13520 (State Rank: 145)
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Unincorporated Millage Rate
County Bond
School Maintenance/Operations
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County Officials