Marion County (pop. 33,062) is south of Dillon County. It’s one of 17 Marion counties in the U.S. – most of them named for Francis Marion (1732-1795), a South Carolinian and hero of the Revolutionary War.
Leslie Nielsen played the role of Gen. Marion in the 1959-61 Walt Disney TV series “The Swamp Fox.”
The county seat of Marion County is Marion (pop. 6,939).
Marion has an annual Fox Trot Festival.
The Marion County Courthouse was built in 1853.
The city of Mullins (pop. 4,663) is the home of the South Carolina Tobacco Museum.
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