MARION, OHIO is located in North Central Ohio, 45 miles north
of the capital city of Columbus.
The city of Marion has a population of
36,837; 66,501 are in Marion
Marion is a progressive city that enjoys exceptional
benefits in terms of transportation, convenience and proximity to markets. Marion County is situated in North Central
Ohio's rich agricultural area. The majority of the United States' eastern,
northern and mid-western metropolitan markets are within easy reach.
Approximately two-thirds of the U.S.
and Canadian markets are within a day's truck drive from Marion.
and diversified industries form the economic base of the Marion area. Approximately 80 percent of Marion County’s land area is devoted
to farming with corn, soybeans, hogs and dairy cattle as the principal
products. A number of Marion’s
industries reflect the importance of agriculture to this community. Bunge, N.A., Morral
Companies, Nachurs Alpine Solutions, Ohigro, Inc., ConAgra and Wyandot, Inc. are among the ag-related industries.
Marion’s largest industrial employer is Whirlpool
Corp. – the largest dryer manufacturer in the world. Other major industrial employers
include Silver Line Windows and Doors an Andersen Company, Wyandot, Inc., Nucor Steel Marion,
Inc. and General Mills.
Marion offers numerous training and education options, including a
regional campus of The Ohio State University, Marion
Career Center. To meet the needs of elementary
through high school students in Marion
County there is one
large city school district, four county school districts and one Catholic
US 23 is the
main four-lane north-south artery through Marion
county and adjacent to Marion
City. US 23 intersects I-75 at Findlay; I-270, I-70 and I-71 at Columbus,
providing the link between Columbus
and the Toledo-Detroit markets.
State Routes 309 and 95 provide excellent east-west statewide
access. Equally excellent are
State Routes 4 and 98 for north-south access. Just 25 miles east of Marion is I-71, providing access to Cleveland,
Cincinnati, and Louisville, Kentucky. Twenty-five miles north is US 30, a
nationwide east-west artery. It
intersects I-77 in Canton, I-71 in Mansfield and I-75 just north of Lima.
From Cleveland and eastern markets, over 120 regular-route
carriers provide trucking to and from Marion.
CSX and Norfolk Southern, two Class I rail carriers serving
the eastern U.S.
converge in Marion.
Participating in a reciprocal switching agreement, they reach all major
markets. Marion's Dual
Park offers rail-using companies well-developed industrial
lots with equal access to CSX and Norfolk
collaboration with CSX, Kansas City Southern
and the Marion Industrial Center,
truckload carrier Schneider National opened its Ohio Valley
intermodal facility. Dedicated intermodal
trains run between Marion, Ohio
and Kansas City
with highway service provided by Schneider National at both ends of the
The Marion Municipal Airport
features 5,000 and 3,500-foot runways. It provides jet charter services, as
well as single and twin-engine propeller charter services, an air ambulance
and facilities for private and corporate aircraft.
the airport is the Marion
Park with over 100 acres suitable for light
manufacturing, air cargo and distribution facilities. The park has all
utilities in place and offers CSX rail service.
Much of Marion’s rich history has been captured at
Heritage Hall and the Marion
Popcorn Museum. Marion
was the home to the late President Warren G. Harding and his wife, Florence. Their home and the granite memorial
at the site of their burial plots are both listed in the National Registry
of Historical Places.
One of the jewels of the cultural scene in Marion is the fully
restored Palace Theatre, a 1920's Vaudeville theater with 1,431 seats. It was purchased and saved from the
wrecking ball by civic-minded Marion
families and businesses. The
6,500-seat Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Marion County
Fairgrounds provides another venue for larger shows and exhibitions.
and county governments work together with the community's economic
development organization, CAN DO!, the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce and
the Marion County Regional Planning Commission to encourage growth and
orderly development. Through the Ohio Department of Development, Enterprise
Zones and other incentive programs, expanding companies are offered
cooperation and incentives to locate and expand in Marion County.
Here, in Marion and Marion
County, you will feel
welcomed both as an individual and as a corporate citizen.
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Government – Mayor, Council
Marion Police Dept. – 41 officers
Fire – Marion
Fire Dept. – 49 firefighters
Schools – 1
Schools – 1
Jr./Sr. High School - 2
2010 census 66,501
Government: 3 Commissioners
– Sheriff, Chief Deputy, 2 Majors, 13 Deputies
Elementary – 6
Middle Schools– 3
Schools – 4
Elementary - 1
Marion Technical College
The Ohio State
University at Marion
Marion Area Transit
handicapped-accessible; demand service to
of the City of Marion and nearby retail locations.
# of licensed beds – 270
Centers – 1
Physicians – 160
Villages (2010 Census figures)
– (50 miles south)
– (25 miles east)
north and south in county
(25 miles north)
Highways: (179.2 miles)
37; 47; 95; 98; 100; 229; 231;
423; 529; 739; 746
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Marion City sewer system
Marion County Sewer District
Municipal systems for Prospect,
LaRue, Caledonia and Green Camp Villages