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Marion City

Linn County, Iowa

Photo: Douglas and Charlotte Grant House, ca. 1946, 3400 Adel Street, SE, Marion, IA. Home was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Photographed by User:ABreiholz (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2015.

Marion City Photo

Marion City Hall is located at 1226 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA 52302.
Phone: 319‑743‑6301.


The city was platted in 1839 and lots were sold at public auction. By 1855 the city's population reached 1,500. The Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad came to Marion in 1864. [City of Marion, IA, www.cityofmarion.org, accessed September, 2015]

Marion as described in 1938 [1]

Marion was formerly the seat of Linn County and is known as a major division of the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. The town is named in honor of General Francis Marion, officer in the Revolutionary War. Because of its luxuriant growth of shade trees, it is often called Grove City. The First National Bank was established here in 1863.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Iowa, Iowa: A Guide to the Hawkeye State, American Guide Series, The Viking Press, New York, 1938.

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