Greetings and welcome to the Marion County Home Page.
Marion County has quite a storied past and we are currently developing our future. Coal production has remained healthy and stable and the oil and gas industry has been making substantial investments in the county and region. We are located in the north central region of West Virginia with a population of roughly 56,000. Our voters have approved levies for our parks, public library and transit systems. These levies allow a small percentage of their taxes to provide and maintain these three vital services to our community.
Veteran Relocation Support This website offers veterans free access to information on the best
deals for local utilities and home services.
Marion County Parks and Recreation operates two pools; the East Marion Wave Pool (Wave-Tek) and 12th Street Pool, a BMX Park (Poor Farm), a public lake (Curtisville Lake), 2 public youth fishing parks; Guyses Run and the new Poor Farm Youth Fishing Park, a Skate Park, Mary Lou Retton Youth Park, which features 25 acres of sports facilities including 5 baseball fields, a football field, outdoor basketball court, playground and swing sets as well as full bathroom facilities. MCPARC also maintains the Rail Trails, a disk golf course, as well as a youth soccer complex. East Marion Park features tennis courts, horseshoes, an outdoor basketball court, softball field, and a mini golf course. Information on all of these facilities and more can be found here: http://www.mcparc.com/ or call 304-363-7037.
Information for the Marion County Public Library including online catalogs and databases can be found here: http://www.marioncountypubliclibrary.org/ or call 304-366-1210.
Need a lift? The Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority prides itself on providing clean, safe and efficient service throughout Marion County. They travel over 500,000 miles a year which translates to about 1600 miles a day. They do everything possible to get our passengers where they need to be when they need to be there. They provide regular route runs and provide paratransit and non-emergency medical transportation. They help the citizens of Marion County get to work everyday, to doctors visits and even to shopping centers. Routes and fares are available on the website as well as detail on ADA information. http://fmcta.com/ or call 304-366-8177
See what’s happening locally or plan your next trip with the Marion County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: http://marioncvb.com/ or call 304-368-1123.
Also visit Main Street Fairmont http://www.mainstreetfairmont.org/ or call 304-366-0468 to see what’s going on in Fairmont or to find information about the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes http://www.sevenfishesblog.com/ which is held every December. Or see whats going on in the north end of the county by visiting Mannington Main Street here: http://www.manningtonmainstreet.org/ or by calling 304-986-2037.
When you visit Marion County, make sure you stop by Prickett’s Fort State Park for an authentic look inside the past: http://www.prickettsfort.org/ (304-363-3030) or visit Valley Falls State Park to enjoy some of the state’s most beautiful scenery: http://www.valleyfallsstatepark.com/
If you are interested in history, stop by the Marion County Historical Society Museum. The Historical Society Museum is located next to the County Courthouse in downtown Fairmont. The building once served as the Marion County Sheriff’s residence. This building was constructed around 1912 and was re-opened as the Historical Museum in 1986. Take a look around here: http://www.marionhistorical.org/ or call 304-367-5398.
If you are looking to further your education, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College offers a wide variety of field studies as well undergraduate, graduate, transfer and international programs. The University has experienced great growth and expansion over the last few years. Take a look around here: http://fairmontstate.edu/home or www.pierpont.edu.
As you can see, Marion County believes in preserving its history and is well on its way to developing its future. If you are in the North Central West Virginia area, please pay us a visit. We are roughly 20 miles from Morgantown, West Virginia, home of the West Virginia University Mountaineers.
Thank you for visiting.
-The Marion County Commission