Points of Interest

We welcome visitors to enjoy and explore the 150 acres of The Historic Marion Cemetery. 

Whether you visit to attend a service, place flowers to honor your loved one, participate in an educational tour, or simply just stroll through our beautiful grounds, you will certainly discover what makes Marion Cemetery a museum without walls.

Merchant Revolving Ball

In 1886 the Merchant family of Marion constructed what they thought would be a beautiful and fitting grave monument for their family burial plot in Marion Cemetery. Within two years after its construction, someone noticed that the 5,200 pound polished…

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Receiving Vault

As early as 1873, a resolution was passed by the Marion Cemetery Association to build a receiving vault as soon as the money was made available to build the vault. In 1879, Trustees A.H. Kling, P.O. Sharples and George Crawford,…

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