City of Marion, Alabama

"The College City "

Welcome to Marion, Alabama 36756

Located in West Central Alabama, Marion was established in 1817. Marion is

the county seat of Perry County. Marion is adjacent to the Talladega National

Forest and The Cahaba River lying beautifully along the scenic yet country

highway views of Highways 5, 14, and 45.  Marion's population records at

3600 (United States Census, 2010). Marion was first called

Muckle Ridge, and then was renamed in honor of Francis Marion, the

"Swamp Fox," hero of the American Revolution. History abounds in Marion:

Sam Houston, later of Texas fame, was married to a local girl in 1840. The old

City Hall (1832) pictured at the top of the website is one of many antebellum

public buildings. Coretta Scott King was born in Perry County and attended

the Lincoln Normal School in Marion. The Southern and Northern Baptists

split in 1845 in Marion with the adoption of the "Alabama Revolution," by the

Baptist State Convention.


The City of Marion is a city of diversity. From its people, land, weather, and

its location, it is full of balance with the contrasts it provides. The generous

rains of the changing seasons feed the streams and creeks that run

throughout the city. Coursing through the city is one of America's last free


Marion is a growing city in Alabama that combines the best of the "old" and

"new" South. Tradition and craft, combined with the desire to grow as it

develops its local resources into a better tomorrow. You'll love Marion's local

cuisines, church services, antiques shops, and classic small city shopping and 

 living. The cultures in Marion are harmoniously blended with a determination for a bright future.


* Please see the Visiting Tab for things to do & places to visit while in Marion. For more information and history about Marion, AL please view the About Tab or contact

the Marion City Hall at the number listed below.

City of Marion

City Hall

P .O. Box 959

123 E. Jefferson St.

Marion, AL 36756

Phone: (334)-683-6545

Fax: (334)-683-4326


123 E. Jefferson St. Marion, AL 36756