Marion Vol Fire Dept

The Marion Fire Department, organized in 1888, serves the Town of Marion, Virginia, Hungry Mother State Park, and surrounding areas. Marion is perhaps best known as "The Birthplace of Mountain Dew", since the soft drink was actually invented here! Noted author Sherwood Anderson("Winesburg, Ohio") was a member of our department in the 1920's and 1030's, and our new stationhouse sits on the land once occupied by his home. Our department currently has 33 members, and several members of the department are active members of our local chapter of the Fraternal Order Of Leatherheads, the "Smyth County Blazin' Axes".