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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 (2020 census)
Blaine Township  187 
Catlin Township  175 
Centre Township  469 
Clark Township  144 
Clear Creek Township  450 
Colfax Township  172 
Doyle Township  35 
Durham Park Township  213 
East Branch Township  199 
Fairplay Township  93 
Florence (city)  394 
Gale Township  239 
Grant Township  135 
Hillsboro (city)  2,732 
Lehigh Township  311 
Liberty Township  345 
Logan Township  114 
Lost Springs Township  150 
Marion (city)  1,922 
Menno Township  304 
Milton Township  323 
Moore Township  82 
Peabody Township  1,117 
Risley Township  225 
Summit Township  72 
West Branch Township  1,001 
Wilson Township  220 
Total population: 11,823 

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)
2020 (11,823)
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 GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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