A little about Marion
Marion is located where Interstates 24, 57 and Illinois Route 13 intersect. Here in the heart of Southern Illinois our visitors can enjoy a variety of activities centered on sports, outdoor leisure, and family oriented events. With over 50 locally owned restaurants and many antique and specialty stores, Williamson County has something to offer everyone. We invite you to explore, discover, and unwind in beautiful Southern Illinois.
The history of Marion
Following the creation of Williamson County out of the south half of Franklin County by the Illinois General Assembly, three commissioners appointed by the lawmakers met at Bainbridge, Illinois, on August 19, 1839, for the purpose of locating a new county seat as close to the center of the county as possible. The next day, August 20, they laid out a town of 20 acres (81,000 m2) with a public square about one-quarter of a mile east of the county's center, but a point on top of a slight hill of 448 feet (137 m) above sea level. The site sat in a small open grassland known as Poor Prairie. For a name, they chose Marion to honor American Revolutionary War hero General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion.
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Businesses in Marion, Illinois
Here is a collection of local Marion, Illinois businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.
Haircare / Spas
Dedicated to being the premier salon that sets the trends.
Deloufleur Decor and Designs
Making your home more beautiful, one room at a time.