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Making Marion County


Marion County is filled with points of pride. It’s home to the I-79 Technology Park and Fairmont State University and it’s just minutes from West Virginia University in neighboring Monongalia County.
Located along a beautiful drive on I-79, there are several gorgeous options for outdoor recreation, from cycling, fishing and kayaking to enjoying a concert in the park.
While Marion County is thriving, there is always room for growth. Several forward-thinkers in Marion County are working toward progress in a number of ways, like research and technology, mixed-use property development and out­door recreation. A solar test bed project, a new weather station that will track weather conditions in space and a transportation research campus are among the exciting advancements coming to the county. Combine that with the excitement of the new Middletown Commons as well as expansion efforts at Palatine Park and new trails for outdoor enthusiasts, and it’s an exciting time to be in North Central West Virginia.
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