Marion, New York
Marion is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 4,746 as of the 2010 census, it is named after Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. It is an interior town near the center of the county, about 20 miles east of Rochester, New York and 50 miles west of Syracuse, New York; the town has a hamlet called Marion. Government offices for the town are located there. Marion was part of the Gorham Purchase; the area was first settled around 1795. The Town of Marion was created from the Town of Williamson on April 18, 1825 as the "Town of Winchester." It was renamed in 1826 for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War. Seneca Foods is based in Marion; the Ezra T. Phelps Farm Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.3 square miles, of which, 29.2 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. Marion is located in the 315 area code.
New York State Route 21 is a primary north-south highway in the town. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,746 people, 1,814 households, 1,333 families residing in the town; the population density was 162.0 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population. There were 1,814 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.5% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.99. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 20, 5.0% from 20 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 41.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $59,440, the median income for a family was $70,581. Males had a median income of $55,461 versus $41,513 for females; the per capita income for the town was $27,081. About 8.2% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over. There were 1,908 housing units at an average density of 65.1 per square mile. 4.9% of housing units were vacant. There were 1,814 occupied housing units in the town. 1,520 were owner-occupied units, while 294 were renter-occupied. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8% of total units. The rental unit vacancy rate was 7.8%. Lower Corners – A historical location in the town. Marion – The hamlet and CDP of Marion is near the center of the town at the junction of County Roads 207 and 216. Owls Nest – A hamlet at the east town line on County Road 215.
Red Creek – A stream flowing through the town. Upper Corners – A historical location in the town. William M. Runyan, Christian songwriter who composed Great Is Thy Faithfulness William Robert Brooks, astronomer Town of Marion Historical summary of the Town of Marion, NY
Marion is a city in Linn County, United States. The population was 26,294 at the 2000 census and was 34,768 at the 2010 census, an increase of 32.2%. The city is located next to part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area; the town was named after a hero of the Revolutionary War. The site was selected in 1839 to be the first county seat of Iowa. After years of debate over moving the county seat to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it was put to a vote in 1919; the vote was 9,960 in favor of moving 4,823 not in favor. Each year, the city hosts the annual "Swamp Fox Festival", a celebration of Marion's heritage named in honor of the "Swamp Fox", Francis Marion's nickname during the Revolutionary War; the event includes a 5K run, parade and many other family friendly activities. The town was the home to St. Berchman's Seminary, established in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy as a boarding school for small boys; the academy, which closed in 1942, consisted of five buildings spread over 23 acres. One of the most famous residents was actor Don Ameche.
Today, the main building, now housing apartments, is all. The current site of the Indian Creek Country Club was once the home of a sulky horse racing track. Marion is located at 42°2′16″N 91°35′35″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.06 square miles, of which, 16.05 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 34,768 people, 14,108 households, 9,308 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,166.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,064 housing units at an average density of 938.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 2.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population. There were 14,108 households of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 34.0% were non-families.
28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 26,294 people, 10,458 households, 7,174 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,192.1 people per square mile. There were 10,968 housing units at an average density of 914.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.01% White, 0.60% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population. There were 10,458 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families.
26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00. Age spread:26.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $48,591, the median income for a family was $59,110. Males had a median income of $40,766 versus $26,241 for females; the per capita income for the city was $23,158. About 3.9% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over. The Granger House Museum is a restored middle-class family home, representing the structural design of the American Victorian age; the house, built in the 1840s, showcases an extensive collection that includes many original furnishings.
The brick carriage house, built in 1879 next to the Granger home, is an untouched treasure and the only one of its design in the Midwest. The Granger house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, embodies the lifestyle of a middle-class family living in the late 19th century; the museum has guided tours and seasonal activities bringing the town's history to life. The Marion Heritage Center is a church building used by the Methodists from the 1850s until 1875, it serves as a community center for educational programs. The history of Marion and its citizens are including art exhibits. Lectures and other cultural events are scheduled to provide insights into the town's past. In 2008 the center became the permanent home for the fresco mural Communication by Mail painting, by the artist Dan Rhodes in 1939 The building is open all year; the Marion Arts Festival is a one-day event showcasing 50 artists from across the country. Continuous live music and specialty food vendors are featured.
There is a 5K run with prizes awarded to the top 4 winners and for the top 3 placers in 15 different age categories, thanks to generous race sponsors. In a l
Marion Historic District (Marion, South Carolina)
Marion Historic District dates from 1800. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and its boundaries were increased in 1979
Marion is an unincorporated community in Marion County, United States. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Marion as a census-designated place; the census definition of the area may not correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The population was 313 at the 2010 census. Marion is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.148 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 274 people, 92 households, 69 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 236.5 people per square mile. There were 99 housing units at an average density of 85.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.42% White, 4.38% Native American, 3.28% from other races, 2.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.47% of the population. There were 92 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.0% were non-families.
19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.38. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,389, the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $34,250 versus $23,750 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $9,916. About 38.3% of families and 40.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 68.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 30.8% of those sixty five or over
Marion is a city in, the county seat of, Perry County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 3,686, up 4.8% over 2000. First known as Muckle Ridge, the city was renamed after a hero of the American Revolution, Francis Marion. Marion is the 152nd most populous city of 573 cities; the territory of the Creek Indians, it was founded shortly after 1819 as Muckle Ridge. The city was renamed in honor of Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox," hero of the American Revolutionary War, in 1822, it incorporated as a town the same year and became the second county seat after the hamlet of Perry Ridge was unsuitable. In 1829, it upgraded from a town to a city. From the early days, Marion created considerable history for a small town on the western frontier of Alabama; the old City Hall is but one of many antebellum public buildings and homes in the city today. General Sam Houston, while between terms as 1st and 3rd President of the Republic of Texas, married Margaret Lea of Marion in the city in 1840.
At the 1844 meeting of the Alabama Baptist State Convention in Marion, the "Alabama Resolutions" were passed. This was one of the factors that led to the 1845 formation of the Southern Baptist Convention in Augusta, Georgia. Judson College was founded in 1838 and Marion Military Institute after Howard College moved in 1887. Howard College the location of the current Marion Military Institute, was founded in Marion in 1841, moved to Birmingham in 1887 becoming Samford University. A groundbreaking school for African Americans, the Lincoln Normal School, was founded here in 1867; the associated Lincoln Normal University for Teachers moved to Montgomery and became Alabama State University. In 1889, Marion Military Institute was chartered by the State of Alabama and today is the oldest military junior college in the nation. In December 1857, Andrew Barry Moore of Marion was elected the sixteenth Governor of Alabama. After serving one term where he presided over Alabama's secession from the Union, he assisted in the war effort, was imprisoned a short time after the war and in ill health returned to Marion where he died eight years later.
George Doherty Johnson served as mayor of Marion in 1856, state legislator from 1857-58 and rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War. Leading up to the Civil War Nicola Marschall, a German-American artist, is credited with designing both the first official Confederate flag and the grey Confederate army uniform while a teacher at the old Marion Female Seminary. With the coming Civil War in 1861, Nicola Marschall was approached in February by Mary Clay Lockett, wife of prominent attorney Napoleon Lockett of Marion, her daughter, Fannie Lockett Moore, daughter-in-law of Alabama Governor Andrew B. Moore of Marion, to design a flag for the new Confederacy. Marschall offered three designs, one of which became the "Stars and Bars," the first official flag of the Confederate States of America, and, first raised in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 4, 1861. At the turn of the century in 1900, Perry County peaked in population at 31,783 or three times the population of the county in 2010 census.
In 1909, Marion became the county seat. Hal Kemp, a jazz alto saxophonist, bandleader and arranger. was born in Marion in 1904 and died in Madera, following an auto accident in 1940. His major recordings were "There's a Small Hotel", "Where or When", "This Year's Kisses", "When I'm With You", "Got a Date With an Angel" and "Three Little Fishies", his band was popular from 1934 until 1939. In 1936, he was number one for two weeks with "There's a Small Hotel" and two weeks with "When I'm With You". In 1937, his number one hits were "This Year's Kisses", number one for four weeks, "Where or When", number one for one week. In 1992, Hal Kemp was inducted into the Big Jazz Hall of Fame. Coretta Scott King, wife of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Marion in 1927 and spent her childhood there. She graduated from Lincoln Normal School as valedictorian in 1945; the couple got married on the front lawn of her mother's home north of Marion in 1953. A number of significant events occurred in Marion relating to the Civil Rights Movement.
In 1958 Jimmy Wilson, a black man, was sentenced to death by a jury in Marion for stealing $1.95 from Estelle Barker. Wilson's case became an international cause célèbre, covered in newspapers worldwide and inspiring over 1000 letters per day to the office of governor Jim Folsom. After the Alabama Supreme Court upheld Wilson's conviction, at the urging of the Congress of Racial Equality, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles wrote to Folsom explaining the damage that the case was doing to the international reputation of the United States and Folsom granted Wilson clemency. In 1964, Marion was a center of civil rights protests in Alabama. During a Southern Christian Leadership Conference march on the evening of February 18, 1965, during the height of the Selma Voting Rights Movement, Marion resident Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler; these events were depicted in the movie Selma, released in 2014.. Jackson died on February 26 of an infection stemming from the wounds at nearby Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma.
Martin Luther King preached a sermon at Jackson's funeral on March 3, Jackson's death is recognized as the catalyst for SCLC Director of Direct Action, James Bevel, to call and organize the first Selma to Montgomery March on March 7. It was not until 2007. In 2010, Fowler plea
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, United States. The population was 17,193 at the 2010 census, it is part of a dispersed urban area. Today Marion serves as the largest retail trade center in Southern Illinois with its central location along Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 13, it is home to the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team. The city is part of the Marion-Herrin Micropolitan Area and is a part of the Carbondale-Marion-Herrin, Illinois Combined Statistical Area with 123,272 residents, the sixth most populous Combined statistical area in Illinois. 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 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 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. William and Bethany Benson had entered the quarter-quarter section of land that contained the future site of Marion just the previous year on September 8, 1838, he had lived in the county at least since 1817, was the first settler to enter land in Poor Prairie. At the time the commissioners platted Marion, he had a small crop of corn and wheat growing over what became the public square; the Williamson County Court organized in Marion on October 1839, at the Benson log cabin. Overflow crowds had to use pumpkins for stools; the federal government established a post office at Marion on January 30, 1840, the legislature incorporated the community as a city on February 24, 1841. On May 29, 1982, one of the larger tornadoes in Illinois history, an F-4, hit the city of Marion and Williamson County. Ten people died and 200 people were injured after this tornado ripped across a 17-mile stretch.
The Shawnee Village apartment complex was destroyed, the Marion Ford-Mercury dealership sustained heavy damage. This tornado caused between $85 million and $100 million in damages. A memorial to the ten people who perished that day was erected on the Tower Square. Marion is in central Williamson County, with a narrow strip of city limits extending south beyond Creal Springs to the valley of Sugar Creek in Johnson County. Marion is 44 miles south of Mount Vernon, 57 miles north of Paducah, Kentucky. Carbondale is 17 miles to the west, Harrisburg is 22 miles to the east. According to the 2010 census, Marion has a total area of 16.217 square miles, of which 15.99 square miles is land and 0.227 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 16,035 people, 6,902 households, 4,341 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,250.2 people per square mile. There are 7,555 housing units at an average density of 589.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.89% White, 4.34% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, 1.21% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population. There were 6,902 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,364, the median income for a family was $39,275. Males had a median income of $31,520 versus $22,609 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,073. About 11.2% of families and 14.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under the age of 18 and 10.6% of those 65 and older.
The recent Great Recession impacted Marion in lower sales tax revenues for the city as well as the loss of a Circuit City distribution center, a proposed second distribution center for another major big box retailer that had never formally been named. Retail sales suffered as the recession dragged out. Collected sales tax grew 2.9 percent in 2008 compared with the year before, but growth slowed in 2009 with only a 0.7 percent increase. By 2010 the forward momentum ceased and sales tax collections dropped 1/10th of a percent. So far in 2011, January collections grew by 3/10ths of a percent and February improved by 2.4 percent. New building permits show evidence for an economic recovery. So far in 2011 builders have started four new homes, three triplex apartments, a $500,000 expansion at Timberline Fisheries, $600,000 for the new Speakeasy Liquors, a $560,000 new office and mechanical building for Clearwave Communications and the $4.7 million Holiday Inn Express. In addition, a new 4-story, 65-unit Comfort Inn broke ground in September.
Marion's location, at the crossroads of Illinois Route 13 and Interstate 57 make it a p
Marion Historic District (Marion, Virginia)
Marion Historic District is a national historic district located at Marion, Smyth County, Virginia. The district includes 361 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, 1 contributing object in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Marion, it includes a variety of residential, institutional and governmental buildings dating from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Notable buildings include the Sheffey Loom House, Odd Fellows Lodge, Look & Lincoln Wagon Factory warehouse, the Beaux-Arts style Marion County Courthouse, Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church, Courtview Building, Marion High School, Marion Junior College, the Overall Factory, Weiler Building, Bank of Marion, Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, Marion Municipal Building, Marion Post Office, a Lustron house. Located in the district are the separately listed Hotel Lincoln, Lincoln Theatre, Marion Male Academy, Norfolk & Western Railway Depot, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, with a boundary increase in 2011