South Carolina: Marion County

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.

It’s shaped something like Laos.

Leslie Nielsen played the role of Gen. Marion in the 1959-61 Walt Disney TV series “The Swamp Fox.”

Years before “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun”

The county seat of Marion County is Marion (pop. 6,939).

Statue of Francis Marion

Marion has an annual Fox Trot Festival.

Marion High School Marching Band

The Marion County Courthouse was built in 1853.

Restored in 1970

The city of Mullins (pop. 4,663) is the home of the South Carolina Tobacco Museum.

It opened in 1998.

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