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Marion County is situated nearly in the center of the organized counties of Kansas, the center of population being according to the census of 1880, twelve miles west of the western boundary line of the county.The original location of Marion County, as created by an act of the Territorial Legislature February 17, 1860 is as follows:


Commencing at the southeast corner of Township 21, Range 5; thence north to the northeast corner of Township 18, Range 5; thence west to the northeast corner of Township 18, Range 4; thence north to the southeast corner of Dickinson County; thence west to the Sixth Principal meridian, thence south to the southwest corner of township 21, range 1; thence east to the place of beginning.

County Seat:Marion, Kansas

Date organized:1865

County History:

Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Marion County 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Old Lost Springs (Santa Fe Trail)
  2. Pilsen,Kansas is the Birthplace of Father Emil Kapuan, who died heroically in the Korean War.
  3. National Register of Historic Places in Marion County,Kansas 

County Historical Society:

  1. Burns Community Historical Museum Main Street Burns, KS  66840
  2. Harvey House 3rd & Marion Florence, KS  66851(620) 878-4474
  3. Mennonite Heritage Museum 200 N. Poplar Goessel, KS  67052(620) 367-8200
  4. Pioneer Adobe House Museum 501 S. Ash Hillsboro, KS  67063(620) 947-3775
  5. The Schaeffler House East Grand Hillsboro, KS  67063(620) 947-3775
  6. Marion City Museum 501 E. Main Marion, KS  66861(620) 382-3432
  7. The Morgan House (1881)Walnut Street Peabody, KS 66866(620) 983-2174
  8. Peabody Historical Museum East Division Peabody, KS  66866(620) 983-2174
  9. Peabody Printing Museum 220 N. Walnut Street Peabody, KS 66866(620) 983-2174

Websites about the county:

  1. Marion County Government 
  2. City of Marion,Kansas 
  3. City of Hillsboro, Kansas | Facebook 
  4. City of Peabody, Kansas 
  5. Goessel,Kansas on Blue Skyways