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Marion, OH: A Mix of History and Industry

With a population of over 35,000 Marion, Ohio has roots deep in industry and is located just 50 miles north of Columbus. Being one of the largest industrial centers in Ohio up until the 1970s, Marion has had a hand in numerous historical events. 

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A Brief History of Marion, Ohio 

Marion's history can be traced back to the War of 1812, where Jacob Foos, a surveyor for General Harrison's Army, found a spring at the tip of a hill. This became known as "Jacob's Well." Not long after Foos' discovery, Marion County was officially recognized in 1824, being named in honor of General Francis Marion.

Marion: Ohio's Industry Leader

As time went on, Marion became a leader in industry, especially following the foundation of the Marion Steam Shovel Company (Marion Power Shovel) in 1884. By 1911, 80% of the nation's steam shovel and heavy duty equipment was made in Marion, Ohio. In fact, the Marion Steam Shovel Company was contracted and successfully built the Panama Canal during the 1960's, to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Also, NASA contracted with Power Shovel to create transporters to move the assembled Saturn V rockets, used in Project Apollo, to the launch pads. Currently, Marion is the nation's leader in corn and popcorn produced foods and the Whirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor Michigan is the city's largest employer. 

Places of Interest in Marion, OH

  • Palace Theatre: This theatre originally opened in 1928 and was later restored in 1975. This is one of only 16 Eberson-designed atmospheric theaters still operating in the US today. 
  • Heritage Hall & the Old Post Office: The post office was built in 1910 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, the Old Post Office is used as the Heritage Hall Museum of Marion County Historical Society. 
  • Wyandot Popcorn Museum: This museum is home to the largest collection of restored popcorn machines. It has popcorn antiques From Kingery, Holcomb and Hoke, Dunbar and more! 

Marion Ohio's Annual Events 

Education Available in Marion, Ohio 

Residents of Marion have access to the Pleasant Local School District. View the schools in this district below:

Also, higher education is also available within the city: 

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