Introduction to Marion, Ohio
Marion, Ohio, in Marion county, is 43 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city has a population of 35,318.
The foundation of the present-day city of Marion was laid way back during the War of 1812 when a surveyor of General Harrison's company, Jacob Foos, found a spring and built a well in the area. It was named Jacob's Well. The town of Marion was founded in 1824.
Marion and nearby Attractions
- Mount Gilead State Park
- Harding Home
- Marion County Historical Society Museum
- Wyandot Popcorn Museum
- Harding Home and Tomb
- Sawyer Ludwig Park
Things To Do In Marion
Marion has been nicknamed the World's Popcorn Capital. The annual Marion Popcorn Festival is a popular attraction of this city, and is held every weekend after Labor Day. There are several other festivals and events which are held regularly in the city.
The Port Columbus International Airport offers regular flights.
Marion Higher Education
Ohio State University has a local campus in the city. The other colleges in and around the city include Marion Technical College, Otterbein College and Capital University.