Category: Marion County Alabama


Marion County Alabama is a county of Alabama. Marion County is located in the northwestern part of the state, bounded on the west by the state of Mississippi. It encompasses 743 square miles.

As of the 2010 census the population was 30,776. The county seat is Hamilton. The county was created by an act of the Alabama Territorial General Assembly on February 13, 1818 preceding Alabama’s statehood by almost two years. It was created from land acquired from the Chickasaw Indians by the Treaty of 1816.The first towns in the area were Pikeville, Hamilton (formerly Toll Gate), Winfield, and Guin.

Marion County Alabama

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.

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