Marion is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts and is located on Buzzards Bay. It was settled in 1679 and originally was part of the town of Rochester. It was incorporated in 1852 and named after Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. It has a total area of 26.7 square miles and its population was 5,123 at the 2000 census.
Marion’s economy is centered on fishing and the summer tourism business. It has several beaches and is the location of the Beverly Yacht Club.
Notable residents include Geraldo Rivera, Dom DiMaggio, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Grover Cleveland.