The county seat of Marion is Yellville, a town of about 1 200 people, close to the border of Missouri. It shares a high school with close by town Summit and has a turkey trot festival every October.
Yellville was founded before Arkansas was even a state of its own. The town was originally called Shawneetown but in 1836 it was renamed Yellville. The name is in honor of Archibald Yell, Arkansas second governor. According to legend Yell wanted a town named after him. So he bribed the founders of Shawneetown, with $50 to name the town after him instead. The name changed but the founders of Shawneetown/Yellville never received their money. After his death in the Mexican war, Yell got both a county and a street in Fayetteville named after him.