Marion County was likely named for the American Revolutionary War General Francis Marion.
Marion County’s first courthouse was a wood frame structure built in Knoxville in 1846. It served not only as a courthouse, but also as a church and school.
The second courthouse was a two-story Greek Revival brick building with a stone foundation, constructed in 1858. It was considered unsafe in 1895.
Marion County’s current courthouse, a three-story Romanesque sandstone structure designed by M. E. Bell, was completed in 1896. The Marion County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
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