Marion

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

Marion

Marion:1 City (1990 pop. 14,545), seat of Williamson co., S Ill.; inc. 1841. It is the commercial and retail center of a farm and coal area and has a large soft drink bottling plant. A maximum-security federal prison is nearby. Robert Ingersoll and John A. Logan lived in Marion.

2 City (1990 pop. 32,618), seat of Grant co., E central Ind., on the Mississinewa River; settled 1826, inc. 1889. It is a trade, processing, and industrial center in a farm area. Its diversified manufactures include auto parts, glassware, paper, and electronic equipment. The city developed with the discovery of gas and oil in the late 1880s. It is the seat of Indiana Wesleyan Univ., and Taylor Univ. is in nearby Upland.

3 City (1990 pop. 20,403), Linn co., E central Iowa, adjoining Cedar Rapids; inc. 1865. Manufactures include furniture, machinery, feeds and fertilizers, and plastic and electrical products. Flour and dairy products are also produced.

4 City (1990 pop. 34,075), seat of Marion co., central Ohio; inc. 1830. A rail, industrial, and agricultural center, it is noted for its production of power shovels, cranes, road-building equipment, and appliances. Limestone quarries are in the area. Marion was the home of President Warren G. Harding; his house is preserved as a museum, and his burial place is marked by a circular marble monument. A branch of Ohio State Univ. is in the city.

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