Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. In downtown Marion, the restored Marion Depot is the oldest surviving depot on the Western Rail Line which had its roots in 1855. Interestingly, Charles F. Fisher had the first contract with the company to construct the line. Later, Colonel Fisher commanded the 6th North Carolina Regiment and was killed while leading a charge on a Union Army battery at the First Battle of Bull Run. However, the Western North Carolina Railroad Company was sold at foreclosure on April 27, 1880 when it was conveyed to Western North Carolina Railroad Company.
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