Marion, Indiana




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A Taste of Marion, Indiana

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT MARION?

  1. Marion is a city in Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,948 as of the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Grant County.

  2. A lynching occurred in Marion on August 7, 1930. A large mob estimated at 2,000 gathered at the county jail where three young black men were held on charges of killing a white man and raping his girlfriend. Before they could be tried, the three, Thomas Shipp, Abram Smith, and James Cameron, were dragged from the jail and severely beaten. Shipp and Smith were hanged, but Cameron was released when an unidentified man claimed that he had nothing to do with the crimes. In 1931 he was convicted as an accessory to murder and served four years before being paroled. James Cameron went on to serve as the Indiana State Director of Civil Liberties from 1942 to 1950 and founded three local chapters of the NAACP.

  3. Marion's manufacturing sector produces automotive components, paper products, foundry products, machinery, wire, and cable. The paper plate industry was born in Marion; in its infancy, five of the nation's nine plants were located in the city. The area surrounding Marion is part of the Corn Belt; as such, agriculture remains a significant component of the region's economy. Corn, soybean, and hog production is supplemented by specialty crops such as tomatoes.

Radio Stations
WHUZ 88.5 FM 5.7 mi. Cole, IN Christian Contemporary
WIKL 101.7 FM 21.5 mi. Elwood, IN Christian Contemporary
WERK 104.9 FM 29.9 mi. Muncie, IN Oldies
WJOT 105.9 FM 20.9 mi. Wabash, IN Oldies
WXXC 106.9 FM 3.4 mi. Marion, IN Classic Hits
WMRI 860 AM 1.0 mi. Marion, IN Sports
WRFM 990 AM 33.8 mi. Muncie, IN Oldies
WOWO 1190 AM 35.0 mi. Fort Wayne, IN News/Talk
WXFN 1340 AM 30.7 mi. Muncie, IN Sports
WJOT 1510 AM 18.3 mi. Wabash, IN Oldies

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Demographics of Marion, Indiana

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

78.1%

14.7%

0.4%

0.7%

5.5%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Marion, Indiana

     
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Businesses in Marion, Indiana


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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Gabby's Hair Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   - 1534 W 2nd St Marion, IN 46952-3501 (765) 651-0801  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Arthurs Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1401 S Mcclure St, Marion, IN 46953 (765) 662-7461

  2. Pucci's Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   525 S Branson St, Marion, IN 46953 (765) 662-7434  - (reviews)

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CHURCHES



  1. Allen Temple AME Church -  324 W. 10th Street Marion, Indiana 46952 (765) 664-5610   - (visit website)

  2. Bethel A.M.E. Church -  3432 South Nebraska Street Marion, IN 46953 (765) 674-6371

  3. New Bethany Church of God in Christ -  2801 South Carey Street Marion, IN 46953 (765) 664-5936

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