Welcome to Marion County!
Towns: Marion – Mullins – Nichols – Sellens
Marion County, named for Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion, proudly preserves its past with many historic buildings and museums. The Marion Historic District offers about 1,150 acres and some 90 buildings that are representative of the various styles of classically derived nineteenth century architecture. Within its borders you’ll discover styles ranging from Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival to the raised cottage style typical of the Pee Dee Region.
The Amazing Grace Park is a relaxing area with a tribute to State Senator and the Reverend Clementa Pinckney and the eight church members killed in 2015 at the A.M.E. Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston. The South Carolina Tobacco Museum features exhibits of local farm life before 1950 and celebrates the important role tobacco farming played in the local economy and life. Be sure to stick around for the 15-minute video offering interviews with warehousemen and farmers recounting the days when tobacco was king.
Become one with nature on the Marion Hike and Bike Trail, a two-mile track that traces a portion of an abandoned railroad line that originally extended from Mullins in the east to Sumter in the west.
Shop ‘til you drop at the Golden Leaf Antique Market, housed in a virtually unaltered tobacco warehouse c. 1926, and check out the Marion Emporium for a variety of gifts and estate items.