Marion County Alabama offers a range of recreational activities. The Sam R. Murphy Wildlife Management Area consists of 25,150 acres of game hunting. The Upper Bear Creek Reservoir and the Marion County Public Fishing Lake offer boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching. Twin Forks Park, near the Bear Creek Reservoir, includes picnic and campsite areas as well.
Winfield is a small city situated in Northwest Alabama 26 miles east of the Mississippi state line. It lies in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range in Marion and Fayette counties. The population was 4,717 at the 2010 census, the second largest city in Marion County.The town was originally called “Needmore”, but when it was incorporated in either 1887 or 1891, the name was changed to Winfield in honor of General Winfield Scott. Winfield is located in southern Marion County at 33°55′42″N 87°48′29″W (33.928258, -87.807990), with a portion extending south into Fayette County. U.S. Route 43 passes through the city, leading northwest 6.5 miles (10.5 km) to Guin and south 18 miles (29 km) to Fayette.
Sam R Murphy Wildlife Management Area, formerly Lamarion WMA, Located in Lamar County Alabama and Marion County Alabama near Guin, Alabama. 25,150 acres; big game and small game.
Home of 911 and The Historic Red Phone
1901 11th Ave
The first 911 call was made from Marion County Alabama in the city of Haleyville Alabama on February 16, 1968. A red rotary dial phone was used to make the call. The phone is housed in a plexiglass box in Haleyville city hall. The phone is on display during city hall business hours only so you might call to confirm.
GPS: 34°13′48″N 87°37′8″W
Barnesville, Alabama is a ghost town in Marion County, Alabama on State Highway 19. Two churches and a scattered populace still occupy Barnsville. Alabama Ghosts and Ghost Towns Index
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Research continues on an incident that allegedly occured in Marion County Alabama. While reviewing archives at the Library Of Congress, this interesting article was found which was printed in “The Hickman Courier” in Hickman Kentucky on August 28, 1885. The article is a reprint of an article printed in the “Pulaski Citizen,” a newspaper in Pulaski Tennessee. The article(s) tell of the finding of “The Long Lost Ark of the Covenant” in Marion County Alabama. Evidently the article was republished around the country.
As of the census of 2000, there were 204 people, 86 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 106.4 people per square mile. There were 100 housing units at an average density of 52.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. 2.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.