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County Formed December 14, 1827
County Seat Buena Vista
Incorporated Cities Buena Vista
Total Area 367.417488 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 7185 to its current population estimate of 8797, the county has experienced a growth change of 1612.

Named for the Revolutionary War (1775-83) hero General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion of South Carolina,

The county seat, Buena Vista, commemorates the famous battle during the Mexican War.

Points of Interest


Old Marion County Courthouse

Notable Citizens

Josh Gibson, regarded as the greatest Negro League player ever, was born in Buena Vista.

Additional County Info
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State of Georgia

Marion County Courthouse, Buena Vista

The Big Chief Grist Mill

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