Marion County, West Virginia

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The Marion County Courthouse is located at 219 Adams Street, Fairmont, WV 26554; phone: 304-367-5440.

Marion County was established in 1842 from parts of Harrison and Monongalia counties. The name of Middletown was changed to Fairmont in 1843, becoming the county seat. The county is named for General Francis Marion [1732-1795], Revolutionary War hero who is often regarded as the father of modern guerrilla warfare which earned him the nickname: "The Swamp Fox."


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