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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

9,928
– 5.8
420.3
380.9
168–523
48.96
32.7
92.6
4,446
4.4
$17,703,319
$36,419
$1,078,333,870
$56,739,784

map of Marion County
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locator map for Marion County
 

Physical Features: Northeastern county; hilly, three-quarters forested with pines, hardwoods; drains to Caddo Lake, Lake O’ the Pines, Big Cypress Bayou; Johnson Creek Reservoir.

Economy: Agriculture, tourism, forestry, food processing.

History: Caddoes forced out in the 1790s. Kickapoo in area when settlers arrived from the Deep South around 1840. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created in 1860 from Cass County, organized the same year; named for Gen. Francis Marion of the American Revolution.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 70.6; Black, 21.3; Hispanic, 4.3; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.3; Two or more races, 2.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 104; deaths, 167; marriages, 60; divorces, 37.

Recreation: Lake activities, hunting, Caddo Lake Wildlife Management Area, Excelsior Hotel, 84 medallions on historic sites including Jay Gould railroad car, museum, historical homes tour in May, Spring Festival.

Minerals: Iron ore, natural gas, oil.

Agriculture:  Beef cattle, hay. Market value $5.9 million. Forestry is most important industry.

JEFFERSON (2,084) county seat; tourism, syrup works, forestry; museum, library; historical sites.

Other towns include: Lodi (175).

Lake O' the Pines

Lake O' the Pines. Photo from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.