Marion Public Library
Carnegie Grant Information
Town & County
Twelfth Census of the United States — 1900. p. 450.
Marion is a town in Linn County, which was established on December 21, 1837. The county was named for Lewis Fields Linn (1795-1843), a Senator from Missouri who was involved in the creation of the Wisconsin Territory. In 1839, the first county seat was established in Marion, so it would have been the county seat at the time of the Carnegie grant. In 1919, the county seat was moved from Marion to Cedar Rapids. Both Marion and Cedar Rapids received Carnegie grants.
(Source: Pratt, LeRoy G. “The Counties and Courthouses of Iowa.” Mason City, Ia; Klipto Printing & Office Supply Company, 1977, p. 201-203.)