Marion County, SC

Marion Co., SC

Marion County, SC


Some sixty years after the first permanent settlement in South Carolina, a group of English settlers sent out by the Lords Proprietors, landed in Georgetown and moved up the Pee Dee River to the junction of the Little Pee Dee River about half way between Georgetown and the present town of Marion.

Marion County was initially created in 1785 as the county of Liberty in old Georgetown District, one of the original judicial districts created in 1769. In 1798 when courthouse districts were created in South Carolina, the name "Marion District" was first used, honoring General Francis Marion of Revolutionary War fame.

Modern day Adjacent Counties

Marion County is bordered by Georgetown, Horry, Dillon, Williamsburg and Florence counties in South Carolina.

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