Marion County, Alabama

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Marion County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Marion County was created by an act of the Alabama Territorial General Assembly on February 13, 1818 . The county is located in the northwestern part of the state, bounded on the west by the State of Mississippi. It encompasses 743 square miles (1,920 km2). Marion County was named for General Francis Marion of South Carolina. The county seat was established in Pikeville in 1820, and moved to Hamilton in 1881. Marion County could be considered the "mother county" of the Alabama Counties of Fayette, Lamar, Walker, and Winston Counties and parts of the Mississippi Counties of Itawamba, Lowndes, and Monore. Significant towns in the county include Brilliant, Guin, Hackleburg, Hamilton and Winfield. As of 2000 the population was 31,214. The county is a prohibition or dry county, however, the sale of alcohol sales are permitted within Guin city limits.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 744 square miles (1,926 km²), of which 741 square miles (1,920 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.29%) is water.

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