|Marion County Oregon Cities/Towns - Aumsville, Aurora, Brooks, Butteville, Detroit, Donald, Four Corners, Gervais, Hayesville, Hubbard, Idanha, Jefferson, Keizer, Labish Village, Marion, Mehama, Mount Angel,Salem (County Seat, Scotts Mills, Silverton, St. Paul, St. Louis, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner, Woodburn
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Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The population was 284,834 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Salem.
It was originally named the Champooick District, after Champoeg, a meeting place on the Willamette River. On September 3, 1849, the territorial legislature renamed it in honor of Francis Marion, a Continental Army general of the American Revolutionary War.