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Marion County, West Virginia

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The Million Dollar Bridge connects the towns of Fairmont and Palatine over the Monongahela River. Photo credit: Steve Heap / Shutterstock.com
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About Marion County

Located in the North Central region of West Virginia, Marion County offers a growing community full of charming small towns. Remote workers are valued and appreciated, with a special Marion Remote Program created to help those looking to relocate. Visit the Marion County Historical Society Museum for a glimpse into the area’s past, or Prickett’s Fort State Park to experience some living history. Check out the sports facilities at the Mary Lou Retton Youth Park, then cool off in the East Marion Wave Pool or Curtisville Lake. Explore unique shops like The Tattered Daisy in Fairmont or Something Special in Mannington. Dig in to a freshly baked pepperoni roll at Country Club Bakery, taste the famous banana split at The Poky Dot, then quench your thirst with a locally crafted beverage at The Rambling Root. Marion County offers plenty of ways to celebrate local culture, with unique annual events like the Mannington District Fair, the West Virginia Three Rivers Festival, and the Colfax Community Duck Race. Located less than 20 miles south of Marion County, North Central West Virginia Airport offers direct flights to Chicago, Washington, D.C., Orlando, and more.

Population

56,205

Internet Speed Rating

1200 Mbps

Closest Airport

North Central West Virginia Airport • 20 mi

Weather (High/Low)

84 / 24

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$122,342

FUN FACT


In 2005, Marion County native Robert Tinnel published an autobiographical graphic novel called “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” a comical look at the Italian-American Christmas Eve celebration. A film version of the book was shot on location in Marion County and released in 2019. Tinnel worked with local organizers to create the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival, a winter street festival that takes place every December in Fairmont, WV.
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