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Encyclopedia > Marion, Indiana
City of Marion
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°32′57″N, 85°39′53″W
County Grant
Area  
 - City 34.6 km²  (13.3 sq mi)
 - Land 34.4 km²  (13.3 sq mi)
 - Water 0.1 km² (0.04 sq mi)  0.30%
Population (2000)
 - City 31,320
 - Density 909.2/km² (2,355.5/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Marion (IPA: [ˈmɛ.ɹjən]) is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 31,320 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Grant CountyGR6. It is named for Francis Marion, a Brigadier General from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (512x800, 33 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Marion, Indiana ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... List of Indiana counties: Adams County Allen County Bartholomew County Benton County Blackford County Boone County Brown County Carroll County Cass County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crawford County Daviess County Dearborn County Decatur County DeKalb County Delaware County Dubois County Elkhart County Fayette County Floyd County Fountain County... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a conventional local time adopted by... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ... Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) Francis Marion (February 26, 1732 - February 27, 1795) was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Dutch Republic, Spain, American Indians Kingdom of Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the...


Since 2003, former Olympic skater Wayne Seybold has been Marion's mayor. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wayne Seybold (born 1963) was an American figure skater. ...

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Geography

Marion is located at 40°32′57″N, 85°39′53″W (40.549140, -85.664681)GR1, along the Mississinewa River. hey! ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.6 km² (13.3 mi²). 34.4 km² (13.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.30%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

In December of 1812, just north of the current city of Marion, the Battle of the Mississinewa took place as an expeditionary force sent by William Henry Harrison against the Miami villages. This event today is annually reenacted by the current residents of Grant County and many reenactors and enthusiasts from different areas of the United States and Canada. The Battle of the Mississinewa also known as the Battle of Mississineway was an expedition ordered by William Henry Harrison against Miami villages in response to the attacks on Fort Wayne. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio. ... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ...

A mob of 10,000 whites took sledgehammers to the county jailhouse doors to get at these two young blacks accused of raping a white girl; the girl’s uncle saved the life of a third by proclaiming the man’s innocence.
A mob of 10,000 whites took sledgehammers to the county jailhouse doors to get at these two young blacks accused of raping a white girl; the girl’s uncle saved the life of a third by proclaiming the man’s innocence.

Image File history File linksMetadata Marion_indiana_1930_lynching_photo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Marion_indiana_1930_lynching_photo. ...


One of Marion's darker moments in history was the last organized lynching in the American north. On August 7, 1930, an estimated 10,000 residents of Marion and surrounding areas gathered at the city jail. Inside were three young African-American men accused of raping a Caucasian woman and killing her boyfriend. The boys, Thomas Shipp, Abram Smith, and James Cameron, were dragged from the jail and severely beaten. Shipp, and Smith were eventually hung, but Cameron's life was spared. Until his death, Cameron had been an influential activist for African-American rights; Cameron was the founder of America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] Lynch mob redirects here. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... An African American (also Afro-American or Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... It has been suggested that Caucasoid race be merged into this article or section. ... Thomas was lynched on August 7, 1930 in Marion, Indiana. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... James Cameron (Black Holocaust Museum) (February 23, 1914 in La Crosse, Wisconsin - June 11, 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was a civil rights activist. ... Americas Black Holocaust Museum located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the only memorial dedicated specifically to the victims of the enslavement of Africans in the United States. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City (97 sq. ...

VA hospital campus (left) south of Marion's downtown.
VA hospital campus (left) south of Marion's downtown.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1822 KB) VA hospital in Marion, Indiana. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1822 KB) VA hospital in Marion, Indiana. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ...

Features

Marion is home to the Marion campus of the VA's Northern Indiana Healthcare System (formerly the Marion VA Hospital). The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ...


Marion has one daily newspaper, the Chronicle-Tribune. Marion has three radio stations: WBAT (1400 AM), WMRI (860 AM) and WXXC (106.9 FM). Another radio station, WCJC (99.3 FM) is licensed to nearby Van Buren. All of the stations are operated by Mid-America Radio Group and are located in one building on Pennsylvania Avenue. AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... Van Buren from the air, looking northeast. ...


Marion is also the city of license for Central Indiana's MyNetworkTV affiliate WNDY (Channel 23), though the station's offices are located in Indianapolis and the transmitter is located south of Marion near Cicero, in Hamilton County. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which began operations on September 5, 2006 in television. ... WNDY, which broadcasts on analog channel 23, is currently the UPN affiliate serving Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Cicero is a town located in Hamilton County, Indiana. ... County seat building in downtown Noblesville. ...


Marion holds a reenactment of the battle of Mississinewa 1812 every year in October. The Battle of the Mississinewa also known as the Battle of Mississineway was an expedition ordered by William Henry Harrison against Miami villages in response to the attacks on Fort Wayne. ...


Marion also holds the Christmas City Walkway of Lights sponsored by many local businesses.


Marion High School won the Indiana High School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament in 1985, 1986 and 1987 matching the feat of Franklin High School who won the tourney from 1920-1922. Marion High School has a total of 7 (1926, 1975, 1976 and 2000) state championships in boys basketball, second only to Muncie Central's 8.


Marion is home to the Mississinewa Valley Band community band. A community band is a concert band ensemble, generally sponsored by the town or city in which it is located and consisting of amateur performers. ...


Marion is home to the World Gospel Mission, a Christian missionary organization. World Gospel Mission is a Christian missionary agency headquartered in Marion, Indiana and founded in 1910. ...


From May thru October Main Street Marion sponsors 'First Fridays' on the first Friday of those months on the downtown courthouse square. The celebration includes entertainment, food & craft vendors and children's rides and activities.


Marion is also where Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett were married while on his tour. Julia Roberts (born Julie Fiona Roberts on October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model, who shot to fame during the early 1990s after starring in the romantic comedy, Pretty Woman, opposite Richard Gere. ... Lyle Lovett, from the cover of 1996s The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett (born in Klein, Texas on November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter. ...


Famous Marionites

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor who epitomized youthful angst. ... Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is a player in the National Basketball Association. ... The Portland Trail Blazers, or Blazers, are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Willis Van Devanter (April 17, 1859 - February 8, 1941), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, January 3, 1911 to June 2, 1937. ... Four Horsemen may refer to: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, characters in Biblical prophecy Four Horsemen of Apocalyse (comics), a team of various superheroes/supervillians who serve Apocalypse The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921 film), 1921 silent movie Four Horsemen Studios, action figure sculptors for McFarlane Toys Four Horsemen... Kenesaw Mountain Landis Kenesaw Mountain Landis (20 November 1866 – 25 November 1944) was an American jurist who served as a federal judge from 1905 to 1922, and subsequently as the first commissioner of Major League Baseball. ... The Commissioner of Baseball is the title of the highest office in Major League Baseball. ... Caleb Blood Smith (April 16, 1808 – January 7, 1864) was an American journalist and politician, serving in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. ... The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior, concerned with such matters as national parks and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... George Washington Steele (December 13, 1839 – July 12, 1922) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. ... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... Chad David Curtis, ( born November 6, 1968 in Marion, Indiana), was a Major League Baseball player from 1992-2001, notably for the New York Yankees. ... Jeff King can refer to: Jeff King, a multiple winner of the Iditarod race. ... Charles C. Stretch Murphy (April 10, 1907 – August 19, 1992) was an American basketball player. ... // James Thomas Jim Gallagher, Jr. ... Kirk Fairbanks Fogg is an actor, writer, singer and director who was born in Los Angeles, California on November 17, 1960. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American television and movie actor. ...

Education

Colleges/Universities

Marion is the home of Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as a campus of the Indiana Business College and IVY Tech. Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a private Christian liberal arts college in Marion, Indiana that is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. ... Ivy Tech State College is the state of Indianas second-largest post-secondary school. ...


Notes

  1. ^ David Bradley, "Anatomy of a Murder", The Nation, June 12, 2006, p. 32-36.

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