• Named after General Frances Marion of South Carolina, a guerrilla fighter and hero of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Founded: March 14, 1844
  • Population: 354,353 (2016 ESRI Forecast, U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Density: 209/sq. mile
  • Total Area: 1,652 sq. miles
  • 4th largest county in Florida
  • 1/3 of the county is the Ocala National Forest
  • No more than a 90 minute drive to either the Gulf or Atlantic coasts or to Orlando attractions

Information courtesy of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce