|McDowell County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Dysarts, Glenwood, Marion (County Seat), North Cove, Old Fort, West Marion
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McDowell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2008 estimate, the population was 50,151. Its county seat is Marion.
McDowell county was formed in 1842. It was named for Joseph McDowell, a Revolutionary War leader and hero of the Battle of King's Mountain, and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1797 to 1799.