Marionville, "The Land of Seven Springs" was founded in 1854 by James Marion Moore. Early settlers came, camped and established homes due to the abundance of clear, fresh water provided by the springs in the area.
In the area that is now the City park; a creamery was established in 1911. It was rated second in the state, producing 38,529 pounds of butter in 1913. Sometime shortly after the creamery, the Honey Creek Bottling Works, a soft drink company, established business in the park east of the creek.