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Marion County
Marion County Courthouse at Fairmont, WV

Created in 1842 from parts of Monongalia and Harrison Counties, Marion County was named in honor of General Francis Marion, of Revolutionary War fame, know in history as "The Swamp Fox."


County Seat: Fairmont, WV
Population: 56,598 (2000 Census)
Marion County Profile


Lodging: Marion County Hotels


Airports: Fairmont Municipal Airport
Schools: Marion County Schools
Libraries: Marion County Library

Contents

Cities and Towns

Fairmont, WV
Farmington, WV
Grant Town, WV
Mannington, WV
Monongah, WV
Pleasant Valley, WV
Rivesville, WV
Worthington, WV


State Parks

Pricketts Fort State Park


Climate

Temperature Mean Annual Average: 52 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 37 (Degrees F) -- Low 19 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 84 (Degrees F) -- Low 61 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 2.89 inches -- July: 4.61 (inches) -- Annual: 43.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

30 - 45 inches

Marion County Weather Forecast


Additional Sources of Information

Books

History and Progress of the County of Marion, West Virginia -- Published 1880.

West Virginia Geological Survey: Marion, Monongalia and Taylor Counties


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