Welcome to Marion, Texas 78124
Originally a camp for railroad workers, a town site was laid out with the arrival of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway in 1877.It was named after Marion Dove, whose grandfather, Joshua W. Young, owned a plantation that they passed through in 1877. German settlers moved to Marion and the town was off to a running start by the mid-1880s, with 250 people and most essential businesses, including two cotton gins, church, school and four general stores.
“Marion, Texas is on FM 78, about 10 miles west of Seguin. Marion was founded in 1877 by Thomas W. Pierce, of Boston in honor of his daughter, Miss Marion Pierce. Pierce was president of the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad, and Marion was a major railway stop to get Texas ready for exports being brought in from ports in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1878 it was the largest and busiest depot in Texas.
The City of Marion is served by the Marion Independent School District. A small portion is served by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older