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Images of America: Marion County

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Marion County was originally created in 1811 as part of the Mississippi Territory, and its hardy, pioneering spirit can be felt in its citizens even today.

The brave and intrepid settlers of Marion County have always had a hand in their home's fate, from the early events of statehood to their roles in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The historic John Ford Home hosted many notable figures, including future Andrew Jackson while on his way to his destiny at the Battle of New Orleans. Gov. Hugh White, football great Walter Payton, musician Jeff Bates, and dental pioneer Dr. Charles Bass have also called Marion County home. Sylvester Magee, reportedly the last living slave in America, is buried here, as well as Revolutionary War soldier John Warren and Gen. Benjamin Lee. The historic county seat of Columbia was born of the Pearl River--as a modern city today, Columbia still embraces a colorful past with its southern charm, scenic Main Street, and its numerous historic buildings.

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