The headquarters was named Marion in honor of General Francis Marion, famous for the War of Independence. When construction of the courthouse was completed in 1834, the city began to grow rapidly to meet the needs of people who came to court. Marion, Virginia, is a city in the United States, it is the seat of Smyth County. The city is named after U.S.
War of Independence officer Francis Marion Lucas Kelle
d) Continue on US-11 south to downtown Marion to see the 1903 Confederate Smyth County Memorial on the courthouse grounds. Before arriving at the monument, you'll find another historic landmark along East Main Street, between Cedar Street and Hospital Avenue. This bookmark tells the story of Colonel William Elisha Peters, who served in the Confederate Army and refused to participate in the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania fire.