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About Marion, OH

Marion is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Marion County . The municipality is located in north-central Ohio, approximately 50 miles north of Columbus. City Hall building in downtown Marion. A curious visitor to the Marion Cemetery inspects the moving sphere atop the Merchant family grave marker. The origins of Marion can be traced back to the War of 1812 when Jacob Foos, a surveyor for General Harrison's army, discovered a spring at the top of a hill and established a well there which was named "Jacob's Well". At the time it was a stopover for troops on their way from Ft. Franklin to Toledo. Legend has it that in the middle of the night Foos awoke with a terrible thirst. He began to dig and told his fellow travelers that he was going to dig till he found either water or hell. This well was located near what is now Marion Towers on Delaware Ave. The town of Marion was platted north of Jacob's Well in 1822 by Alexander Holmes and Eber Baker; Marion County was established in 1824. Marion was one of Ohio's major industrial centers until the 1970s. Products of the Marion Steam Shovel Company built the Panama Canal and in the 1960s, NASA contracted with Power Shovel to construct the crawler-transporters that moved the assembled Saturn...