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Ocala, the county seat, is the largest city in Marion County and the hub of local economic and cultural activities. Service and light manufacturing industries provide the majority of employment opportunities, although agriculture is also important to the area. Ocala/Marion County is the "Horse Capital of the World". Tourism, anchored by the famous Silver Springs, contributes to the local ecomomic base.

Florida is home to more than 600 Thoroughbred breeding and training facilities, with over 75 percent of these located near Ocala in Marion County. In fact, Ocala/Marion County is one of only four major Thoroughbred centers in the world.

Ocala has 17 parks and playgrounds and 2 municipal swimming pools. Instruction in swimming, tennis,and crafts is offered. Softball, baseball, basketball, football and vollyball leagues are also available. For more information contact:
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The Timucuan Indians were the first inhabitants of Marion County, which they called Ocali. Hernando de Soto, thought to be the first European to visit, claimed the land for Spain in 1593. It became part of the United States when the entire state of Florida was ceded in 1819. By 1844 settlers began to occupy and develop the area. The county was named for General Francis Marion. a leader in the Southern effort during the Revolutionary War.

Marion is Florida's fifth largest county in square miles. The Atlantic Ocean is a 90-minute drive to the east through citrus groves and the beautiful oak and pine forests of the Ocala National Forest. To the west, it's a 45 minute drive to the Gulf of Mexico through world-renowned thoroughbred horse country.
Marion's central location and excellent transportation systems to nearby major cities are two reasons it's one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Adding to its attractiveness are a mild climate, excellent water supply, beautiful countryside and proximity to major tourist and recreational facilities. According to the Economic Development Council figures, the county seat, Ocala, is ranked 23rd. in comparison with other Florida cities.

Marion residents and leaders are actively working to manage this rapid growth prudently. In order to help ensure positive changes for the future, Vision 2020, a local non-profit citizens group, sponsors conferences on the impact of this rapid growth.

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