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Encyclopedia > Marion, Virginia
Marion, VA
Image:Marion.gif
Founded 1849
State Virginia
County Smyth
Mayor David Helms
http://www.marionva.org/

Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. The population was 6,349 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Smyth CountyGR6. Visit the Marion Senior High School Band website for more information click here. Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1832 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,171 km² (452 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ...

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Geography

Marion is located at 36°50′13″N, 81°30′59″W (36.836953, -81.516483)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.2 mi²), all land. 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,349 people, 2,647 households, and 1,614 families residing in the town. The population density was 590.7/km² (1,528.3/mi²). There were 2,865 housing units at an average density of 266.6/km² (689.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.98% White, 5.94% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,647 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.76. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $25,609, and the median income for a family was $34,257. Males had a median income of $27,960 versus $22,027 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,372. About 13.2% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 17.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941), American author of the celebrated novel Winesburg, Ohio, is buried at Round Hill Cemetery in Marion. Click on the link below for an image of his grave marker with the inscription, Life not death is the great adventure.'[1] Sherwood Anderson in 1933. ... Water tower in Winesburg Swinesburg is a town in Holmes County, Ohio. ...


The town is named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion. Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... 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. ...


Marion College, a two-year Lutheran women's college, operated here from 1873 to 1967. Marion Hall, constructed in 1968 and named in honor of Marion College, is a women's residence hall at Roanoke College. Marion College was a Lutheran junior womens college that operated in Marion, Virginia from 1873 to 1967. ... In higher education, particularly in the United States, a womens college is a college (that is, a primarily undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institution) whose students are exclusively women. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Roanoke College is an independent, four-year, private, coeducational, liberal-arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ...


Marion is known for being the birthplace of Mountain Dew, the soft drink. Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ...


In 1965, after graduating from Alvin High School, one of Major League Baseball's Hall of Famer pitchers Nolan Ryan signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Mets, and was assigned to a minor league team in the Appalachian League called the Marion Mets (1965-1976) in Marion, Virginia. Three years later he was pitching in the major leagues, debuting with the Mets in 1968. Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... The Appalachian League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Virginia and Tennessee region. ...


Greyhound Bus: A national contest was offered to come up with a name for the bus line at it's origin. The winner would get a free lifetime membership to ride the buses. The winner who came up with the name Greyhound resided in Marion, VA. Unfortunately, the winner frequently got intoxicated and became a nuisance during his time on the buses. He was banned from ever riding on Greyhound. Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


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Marion, Virginia - definition of Marion, Virginia in Encyclopedia (393 words)
Marion, Virginia - definition of Marion, Virginia in Encyclopedia
Marion is a town located in Smyth County, Virginia.
Marion is located at 36°50'13" North, 81°30'59" West (36.836953, -81.516483)
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