Marion County is named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, dubbed by locals as “The Swamp Fox” and visitors will see his statue in downtown historic Marion. The city proudly preserves its past and majestic moss-draped trees frame restored historic buildings and interesting museums reflecting life in a simpler time. In Mullins, the South Carolina Tobacco Museum features exhibits of local farm life before 1950 and celebrates the important role tobacco farming played on the local economy and life. Today, the Golden Leaf Festival is held in September. Marion County, bordered by the Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee Rivers, has several outfitters offering river expeditions by canoe and kayak.