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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,

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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"

 

 

 

New in August:  

1870 census, Ft Perry - partial

 

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Index to History of Marion County, by Nettie Powell

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Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum-Barton

Our Assistant State Coordinator is Trish Elliott-Kashima

Our Regional Assistant is Suzanne Forte

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