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"The Swamp Fox" Brig. Gen. Francis Marion (c1732-1795)

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
555 Court Street N.E
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309

Records held at County Courthouse

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Quick Facts

3 September 1849: Marion county was renamed from Champoeg County.
Named for Francis Marion, a Continental Army general in the American Revolutionary War.

Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County

None, one of original counties.

Boundary Changes

11 June 1854: Part was taken for Wasco County.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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Aumsville | Aurora | Detroit | Donald | Gates | Gervais | Hubbard | Idanha | Jefferson | Keizer | Mill City | Mt. Angel | St. Paul | Salem | Scotts Mills | Silverton | Stayton | Sublimity | Turner | Woodburn

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Brooks | Butteville | Breitenbush | Champoeg | Clear Lake | Four Corners | Hayesville | Labish Village | Marion | Mehama | Monitor | Pratum | Saint Benedict | Saint Louis | West Stayton

Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Jefferson | Linn | PolkWasco | Yamhill |



Cemeteries (Rural)


  • 1845 (under name of Champoeg County)
  • 1849 (under name of Champoeg County)
  • 1850
  • 1853 State Census Transcriptions and Indexes
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1895 State
  • 1900
  • 1905 State
  • 1910
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  • 1930

Church History and Records (Rural)

Court Records

Deeds and Land Records




Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries


The Marion County GenWeb Project a member of The ORGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project

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