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Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. The population was 5,968 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat. The town is named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion.TourismMarion is one of only a few towns to receive designation as an official Virginia Main Street Community and National Main Street Community. The Lincoln Theatre, a meticulously renovated Art-Deco Mayan Revival style performing arts center in Marion, is the home of the nationally syndicated bluegrass music program Song of the Mountains. The General Francis Marion Hotel has also been completely restored and serves the town as a AAA Three-Diamond boutique hotel. The town also hosts ArtWalk with local artists and musicians, held on the second Friday of each month May through December.GeographyMarion is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles, all of it land.Marion is near Hungry Mother State Park.Marion holds the state record low for the month of May at 15 degrees and the second lowest recorded April temperature in the state at 10.
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