The City of Marion is named for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion (the famed Swamp Fox) and is often proclaimed "the prettiest little town" in eastern South Carolina. Rows of ancient oaks, crepe myrtles, dogwoods and elms line its streets and the spacious public square in the center of the town is as charming as an old Southern garden. Many homes in Marion date to the end of the Victorian Era and the late 1800s.
Marion is situated between the resort area of South Carolina's Grand Strand along the coast and Interstate 95. The Swamp Fox City lies 22 miles east of Florence and 45 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. We are an hour and a half from the capital city of Columbia and only two hours from historic Charleston, as well as the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Marion is 15 miles from Francis Marion University and 35 miles from Coastal Carolina University.
Our little hometown is steeped in history and heritage and filled with warm, friendly smiles. Shopping, dining, antiquing and friendly people await. Come visit for a day and see why many stay.
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