Welcome to Marion County, the middle of everywhere.

Named after General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, Marion County is located two hours north of the state capital of Charleston and 30 minutes south of Morgantown. Spanning 312 square miles with a population of around 56,000, Marion County is comprised of 11 municipalities, including the county seat of Fairmont. For more on each of our municipalities, click here.

Marion County is located in Mountaineer Country (one of the nine tourism regions in the state) and includes Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties. 

Our CVB is an accredited member of the West Virginia Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (WVACVB), the Southeast Tourism Society (STS), the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, and the Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Marion County Inc. is a nonprofit marketing and sales organization whose sole purpose is to take the leadership role in developing the area’s tourism industry and advancing Marion County as a vacation, group tour, and meeting destination. We invite you to visit us.

Stop by the Visitor Center, and our friendly staff will help you make the most of your trip to Fairmont, Marion County, and throughout the Mountain State. We can assist you with:

  • Lodging choices
  • Providing directions
  • Customizing itineraries and travel plans
  • Providing maps, brochures, and information on attractions and events

The Bureau observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

The Visitor Center will be closed to the public on Election Day.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

Leisha Elliott

Executive Director