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Marion County Courthouse, built of locally made brick in 1850. This was the second courthouse built in the county.  The first one was built at Tazewell of wood.  The first county seat was at Horry from 1827 to 1838 and they probably had a court house there but its location is unknown.  The second county seat was at Tazewell (Court house built on lot 230, 4th Dist) from 1838 to 1850 when it was moved to Buena Vista (built on lot 110, 4th Dist).  Many county records were destroyed 3 Nov 1845 when the courthouse at Tazewell burned, but a few records did survive.  The county seat of Buena Vista was originally called Pea Ridge, but the name was later changed after the victory at Buena Vista in the Mexican War.

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Hello! I am Trish Elliott-Kashima, the Marion County coordinator for The GAGenWeb Project which is a part of

The USGenWeb Project. My grandmothers family came to Marion County in the 1820's-1830's.  All comments,

suggestions and submissions are very welcome.  Please share photos and family trees and anything else to do with

Marion County. Email me here. Please check out the "about us" page which explains about USGenWeb,

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Marion County was created in 1827 from Lee, Muscogee and Stewart Counties. The County was named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, who was known as the "Swamp Fox". He is often thought of as the father of modern guerrilla warfare. Francis Marion (ca 1732-1795) lived in South Carolina and fought in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War. The movie "The Patriot" was partially based on Francis Marion.

General Francis Marion,

the "Swamp Fox"




October 23, 2015

New today: Mahalia Chapel and the Beginnings of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Reconstruction Georgia, by Clarence D White; additions to Relief for Civil War Widows; additions to Will Book A: Jonas Guice, Jane Brown, John Herndon, Robert Goldsberry, Pollard Payne, David Reddock, Winifred Lester, Thomas Bivens.


  This website is a work in progress, and I encourage you to join in!  Please consider sharing your family tree with us.  Copies of your family bibles, family stories, bios, etc. passed down regarding your ancestors or anything pertaining to your ancestry in Marion County is most welcome.



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Historic Sites History of Marion County Index to History of Marion County, by Nettie Powell
Indian Applications Lookup Volunteers Maps
Medical terms from the 1800s Military Name Changes
Native American Resources Newspaper abstracts
Newspapers of Marion County and vicinity Obituaries Old Queries
Photographs  Postmasters of Marion County   Railroad: Buena Vista and Ellaville


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Relief for Civil War Wives/Widows



Special Pardons,1865

State Mental Hospital Inmates from Marion County 1853-1870


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Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum Barton

Our Assistant State Coordinator is Vivian Price Saffold

Our Regional Assistant is Suzanne Forte


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Many thanks go to Mary Kathryn Kozy, Virginia Crilley, Harris Hill, Carla Miles & Angela Covington

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