Marion County, Missouri

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Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 28,289. Its county seat is Palmyra[1]. The county was organized in 1826 and named for Gen. Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", who served in the American Revolutionary War; the area was known as the "Two Rivers Country" before organization.

Marion County is part of the Hannibal Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles (1,150 km²), of which, 438 square miles (1,135 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.34%) is water.

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