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Marion County Courthouse, built of locally made brick in 1850. This was the second courthouse built in the county.  The first one was built at Tazewell of wood.  The first county seat was at Horry from 1827 to 1838 and they probably had a court house there but its location is unknown.  The second county seat was at Tazewell (Court house built on lot 230, 4th Dist) from 1838 to 1850 when it was moved to Buena Vista (built on lot 110, 4th Dist).  Many county records were destroyed 3 Nov 1845 when the courthouse at Tazewell burned, but a few records did survive.  The county seat of Buena Vista was originally called Pea Ridge, but the name was later changed after the victory at Buena Vista in the Mexican War.


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Hello! I am Trish Elliott-Kashima, the Marion County coordinator for The GAGenWeb Project which is a part of The USGenWeb Project. My grandmother's family came to Marion County in the 1820's-1830's.  All comments, suggestions and submissions are very welcome.  Please share photos and family trees and anything else to do with Marion County. Email me here.   Please check out the "about us" page which explains about USGenWeb, GAGenWeb and other sites you can volunteer at.


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Marion County was created in 1827 from Lee, Muscogee and Stewart Counties. Marion County was named for the Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, who was known as the "Swamp Fox". He is often thought of as the father of modern guerrilla warfare. Francis Marion (ca 1732-1795) lived in South Carolina and fought in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War.  He was rather frail and walked with a limp - having jumped out of a window of a party that he left early.  He was uneducated and unable to get along with his fellow military officers.  He was cautious and prudent in his military tactics, but his guerilla warfare techniques crippled the British campaigns in the South and earned him the title of "Swamp Fox". He learned about guerilla style of fighting in his fighting of the Cherokee Indians in the South. The movie "The Patriot" was partially based on Francis Marion.

General Francis Marion,

the "Swamp Fox"



Additional Newspaper Abstracts 1832, 1838, 1839, additions to WWI draft registration cards: Blythe, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bowles, Boynton, Bradford.


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History of Marion County

Index to History of Marion County, by Nettie Powell

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Railroad: Buena Vista and Ellaville

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 Relief for Civil War Wives/Widows



Special Pardons,1865

State Mental Hospital Inmates from Marion County 1853-1870


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