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Marion is located in Marion County , of which it is the county seat, between Florence and Mullins along United States Highway 76. Marion is located east of Florence in northeast South Carolina.

In 1798, the county, and the town was named Marion in honor of General Francis Marion, the notorious "Swamp Fox" of the Revolutionary War. Today, a statue stands in the City of Marion's square. The county courthouse, built in 1853, and still in use today, is situated across the square from the statue of Francis Marion. The Old Opera House, located nearby, was built in 1892. Today, it houses a 300-seat auditorium. The Marion Academy Building, built in 1886, is home to the Marion County Museum and site of the original Harvest of the Arts Festival.

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07/01 Coming to The area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.