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Welcome to Marion, Alabama

Marion is primarily known as the home of Judson College and Marion Military Institute (MMI), but these famous schools are but one facet of this history-rich community. In Marion, you will find many historic sites in addition to Judson and MMI and most of them are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic sites listed individually on the National Register include The Chapel and Lovelace Hall at Marion Military Institute, First Congregational Church of Marion, the Henry House, Marion Female Seminary, Phillips Memorial Auditorium, the President’s House at Marion Military Institute, and Siloam Baptist Church. Marion has one National Historic Landmark, Kenworthy Hall. Additionally, Marion has four historic districts on the National Register – the Green Street Historic District, Judson College Historic District, Marion Courthouse Square Historic District, and the West Marion Historic District. These historic districts contain 280 contributing properties which include historic homes, churches, public buildings, and other structures.

Provided below are details about some of the historic sites that you will find in Marion. Click on the sites for additional pictures and details. These sites are also marked on the map above. Zoom in on the map for better viewing.

For additional details about the history of Marion, visit wikipedia.org/Marion,_Alabama.

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