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Marion County

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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

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


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


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

West Virginia Geological Survey: Marion, Monongalia and Taylor Counties