Marion County is known for its hundreds of horse farms and thoroughbreds. Rolling hills, crystal springs, rivers, and lakes make Marion County a great place for outdoor activity.
The second largest national forest in the United States is the Ocala National Forest which sits partly in Marion County.
Marion County Table of Contents
Marion County Map
This map of Marion County shows Ocala in the center of the county, and the Ocala National Forest on the east side.
County is centrally located in Florida about 1 hour to the Gulf of Mexico and 1 1/2 hours to the Atlantic Ocean. The county seat is Ocala Florida.
Marion County is bordered by three lakes and seven Florida counties. Marion County has Orange Lake to its north border, Lake Kerr to its northeastern border and Lake Weir to its southern region.
The 7 Florida counties surrounding Marion County are:
- Putnam County Florida to its Northeast
- Volusia County to its East
- Lake County to its Southeast
- Sumter County to its South
- Citrus County to its Southwest
- Levy County to its West
- Alachua County to its Northwest
Marion County has 1,579 square miles of land and 84 square miles of water for a total area of 1,663 square miles.
Area Codes and Zip Codes for Marion County
The area code for Marion County is 352.
Cities in Marion County Florida
Incorporated Cities in Marion County
Marion County has five incorporated cities.
- Fort McCoy
- Marion Oaks
- Silver Springs Shores
- Salt Springs