Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Marion, AL
Marion is the county seat of Perry County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,511. First called Muckle Ridge, the city was renamed after a hero of the American Revolution, Francis Marion. Marion has been called The Athens of the South because of the dominating presence of its colleges, of which Judson College and Marion Military Institute remain. Howard College was founded in Marion in 1842, and moved to Birmingham in 1887, later becoming Samford University. A groundbreaking school for African Americans, the Lincoln Normal School, was founded here in 1867. The associated Lincoln Normal University for Teachers moved to Montgomery and became Alabama State University. The high school merged with Marion High School during the federally-ordered desegregation of t...