Local Information

Marion County is located in North Central Ohio and encompasses a total area of 404 square miles.

Our county seat is Marion. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1824. It is named for General Francis “The Swamp Fox” Marion, a South Carolinian officer in the Revolutionary War.

Marion County was the home of President Warren G. Harding, the 29th President of the United States. The Warren G. Harding Presidential Library & Museum opened to the general public May 2021.  Adjacent to the Warren G. Harding Presidential Library & Museum is the Harding Home.  The Harding Memorial is within a mile from the Presidential Library where Harding and his wife are buried.

With easy access to the Columbus Metropolitan area, Marion is becoming a great place for businesses and families to plant roots. Marion County is part of the Columbus Region. The 11-county Columbus Region is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the U.S. The Columbus Region is known for its competitively-priced real estate and rents, top-ranked market access, and strong workforce with over 1 million workers in the MSA.