Introduction to Marion, Indiana
In 1831, David Branson and Martin Boots donated thirty acres of land each towards the creation of Marion. The land was located on the left bank of the Mississinewa River. It was named after General Francis Marion of South Carolina, who fought in the Revolutionary War. Marion developed rapidly and was declared the county seat of Grant County after its creation in 1831.
Marion and nearby Attractions
- Mississinewa Battlefield
- Marion Philharmonic Orchestra
- Emily Flynn Home
- Marion Plaza
- Massey Creek
- Sunnyacres Park
Things To Do In Marion
The annual "Mississinewa 1812" festival is a unique local event in which the residents of Grant County reenact the Battle of Mississinewa, that was fought in 1812 near this area. This event attracts people from across the United States and Canada.
The Delaware County Airport provides regular air transportation.
Marion Higher Education
Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana Business College and CHT Academy are some of the local educational institutions of higher education.