Information about Marion, IL and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

Marion: Hub of the Universe

"Marion: Hub of the Universe"

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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.

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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.

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Cheveux Salon

Haircare / Spas

Dedicated to being the premier salon that sets the trends.


Jasone's Bed & Breakfast


Welcome to the family.


Alto Vineyards & Winery

Museums / Attractions

Taste our award-winning wines.


20's Hideout Steakhouse


Dangerously good food.


Bennie's Italian Foods


Banquet facility, meeting room or a working lunch.


Honeybakers Restaurant


Good eatin' from down south.


The Vault Cafe


Making new memories in a historic favorite.


Deloufleur Decor and Designs


Making your home more beautiful, one room at a time.


Fox's Flowers & Gifts


Dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one.


McKinney's Western Store


Largest western store in the tri-state area!