Monuments

  • 9/11 Memorial

    306 North Marion Street, Waldo

    Fort Morrow Fire Department. This memorial is comprised of a 16-foot-long, 2,300-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center, New York, NY.

  • Harding Memorial

    Corner of Delaware Avenue & Vernon Heights Boulevard

    The final resting place of President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding is the largest and most beautiful presidential memorial outside of Washington D.C. Built in 1927, it contains 46 columns of timeless white Georgian marble. Open year-round.

  • Historical Markers in Marion

    Various

    Marion County boasts 15 State Historical Markers that help to the stories of our people and places. Click on the below web link to see all marker locations and a brief description of each.

  • Mysterious Revolving Ball

    Marion Cemetery, 620 Delaware Avenue

    For more than 100 years, a 5,200-pound ball of polished black granite has been slowly rotating on a pedestal in the Marion Cemetery. This mystery was featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” in 1929. Open year-round.

  • Veterans Memorial Park

    Corner of Delaware Avenue & McKinley Park Boulevard

    Set in a beautifully landscaped site, Veterans Memorial Park offers individuals and families a pleasant opportunity to learn and gain a better understanding of our history. All monuments are granite, from “Rock of Ages” in Barre, Vermont. It sits on 7.5 acres donated by the city of Marion. Open year-round.

  • World War II Memorial

    Marion Cemetery, 620 Delaware Avenue

    A tribute to Marion veterans, the ornate WW II monument at the Marion Cemetery is currently one of the largest memorials to WWII Veterans of its kind outside Washington DC. A canopy of red oak trees line both sides of the narrowing walkway up to the plaza of heroes. This spacious section is bedecked with six flagpoles and eight black granite benches where visitors may sit to relax. Each flagpole represents one year of the war. Black granite side panels are adorned on the outer sides of the memorial with the symbols of the five branches of the Armed Services.

 

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Oct 26 @ 8:03 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:03 pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Large gem and jewelry show in three buildings at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Shop directly from designers, wholesalers and manufactures for the largest selection at the lowest prices! Why pay retail when you can shop Read more...
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Lawrence Orchards
The lighting of the wood fire under the kettle will be in the early hours of the day. Canned jars of apple butter will be available late in the day. In between, learn how apple Read more...
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm May Pavilion
Spooky, but not too spooky, family fun. Dig out a costume for everyone in the family and come to the Palace for a Monster Mash dance party! Games, music, food, and fun will tickle everyone’s Read more...
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