Introduction to Marion, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas, in Crittenden county, is 9 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is considered part of the Memphis metropolitan area. Marion has a population of 8,901.
Marion is named after revolutionary war hero General Francis Marion. On March 5th 1896, it was incorporated. It is the county seat of Crittenden County, which was founded on October 22, 1825, and was named in honor of Robert Crittenden, first Secretary of the Arkansas Territory.
Marion and nearby Attractions
- Chucalissa Archeological Museum
- National Civil Rights Museum
- National Ornamental Metal Museum
- Hunt/Phelan House
Things To Do In Marion
The city of Marion has many museums including the Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis Brooke Museum of Art, and Pink Palace Museum. There are several parks in the city that offer a range of recreational facilities. Some of these parks are Meeman Shelby Forest State Park, Fuller State Park, and Lake Poinsett State Park. While in the city, one can also visit the many churches and libraries.
Memphis International Airport provides opportunities for air transportation.
Marion Higher Education
The residents can avail of higher education from the University of Memphis, South West Tennessee Community College-Union Campus, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and South West Tennessee Community College-Macon Campus.