Marion County, West Virginia

Marion County, West Virginia, Court House, Fairmont Monongahela Valley Region
Courthouse, Marion County, West Virginia

Marion County, in northern West Virginia (WV), was established in 1842 and named in honor of General Francis Marion, a war strategist and military hero. Its county seat is at Fairmont, the home of Fairmont State University. The West Fork River and Tygart Valley River join at Fairmont to form the Monongahela River. The county enjoys a diverse economy, which includes farming, tourism, gas drilling, coal mining, and technology. Central Marion County was once a highly productive coal mining region.

Much of the western county is sparsely settled. As of the 2010 census, the population of Marion County was 56,418.

Cities & Towns in Marion County

Barrackville, West Virginia
Boothsville, West Virginia
Colfax, West Virginia
Fairmont, West Virginia
Farmington, West Virginia
Grant Town, West Virginia
Kingmont, West Virginia
Metz, West Virginia
Mannington, West Virginia
Monongah, West Virginia
Pleasant Valley, West Virginia
Rivesville, West Virginia
Watson, West Virginia
Whitehall, West Virginia
Worthington, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Facilities

East Marion Park (Fairmont, WV)
Farmington Miners Memorial Park
Fifth Street Park (Fairmont, WV)
Guyses Run Fishing Park
Mary Lou Retton Park (Fairmont, WV)
Morris Park (Fairmont, WV)
Palatine Park (Fairmont, WV)
Pricketts Fort State Park
Valley Falls State Park
Windmill Park (Fairmont, WV)

Marion County Historic Landmarks

Fairmont Masonic Temple (Fairmont, WV)
Pricketts Fort (Fairmont, WV)

Regional Information for Marion County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Marion County may be found in our guide to travel in the Monongahela Valley Region of northern West Virginia, in which Marion County is located.