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Clarendon Events & Marion related items for sale this page: 

Francis Marion Trail

Francis Marion Advocates - Swamp Fox Murals - Francis Marion Symposium - Francis Marion Trail

  Rev. History & Murals - Clarendon County, in the middle of South Carolina  

Swamp Fox Murals Trail       
        Historic Murals  | Revolutionary History  |  Manning, Summerton, Turbeville 

2016  Events in & around Clarendon County, SC:  Manning, Turbeville, Summerton  adjacent to I-95:



Francis Marion Trail

Swamp Fox Murals

Marion Revolutionary
War History

Francis Marion Symposium

Great Reviews: Oct 23-24, 2015

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

Coming: Feb 25-27, 2016

Marion Related Books, Sales & Local Events-This page

Points of Interest

w/ Rev. Patriot Graves

Local Facts

Clarendon Archives

Clarendon Historical Society

Francis Marion Trail Commission

Clarendon Chamber

Clarendon Citizen News

Manning Times News

City of Manning

   Town of Turbeville

 Town of Summerton

 Clarendon & Summerton History

Summerton WeeklyNews

Clarendon Library

Clarendon County

Weldon Auditorium

Friends of 
Santee Wildlife Refuge

Swamp Fox Challenge

and Marion Park, Washington, DC

Maps: Locate Us & Our Murals

Facebook: Swamp-Fox-Murals-Trail-Society/

   Facebook: Francis Marion Symposium

 Facebook:  Francis-Marion-Living-History-Encampment/

Contact Swamp Fox Murals

Trail Society






         “Clarendon County Tour” history tour App at  or on Google Play apps store, follow the tour of Historic markers,

    Old cemeteries and Churches or Restaurants; come tour in Clarendon County.  Individual Tours of Clarendon County & Marion sites by appointment: 803-478-2645 

  Clarendon County Historical Society Museum: Thursday thru Saturday 1-3 (& on Facebook): 803-433-0328  

  Alcolu Preservation Society: original "Alcolu Mill House": on the grounds of Clarendon Baptist Church  

               open Wednesdays 1-6 PM by the "Alcolu Preservation Society" (& on Facebook):  803-473-7110

  Turbeville History Center: Historical Pictures and Story Telling: Main St, Turbeville: 843-659-2781: By appointment

  Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Expressions of War Exhibit Feb. & Mar.: 108 Main St., Summerton: open Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-478-8284

    Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20 @ Archives: 803-435-0328

    Now $150 for 4 concerts: "Cypress after 5": The Embers, Heart 'N Soul, Sandlapper Singers, Flashback: Adv.Tkx: 803-435-5282

   2016 - Weldon Season  Shirley Murdock, Clint Black, Music on Maple, and more: 803-433-7469


                                                                     HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2016 

       February 2016    Character Word for February: Courage

   All Feb   Main St. Manning Cities Mean Business


 Feb 13-Mar 10   Cormorant Hunt- For those who trained: SCDNR

 Feb 12-14   Southeastern Wildlife Exposition - Charleston

 Feb 12-15   Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend: To Participate:   

 Feb 14  Happy Valentine's Day

 Feb 15, 1820  Susan B. Anthony's Birthday

 Feb 15  Presidents' Day Holiday   

 Feb 18, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17   Walking the Way of the Cross Lenten Lunches:

                   St Matthias Episcopal Church: 803-485-2504

 Feb 18   Turbeville Ruritan Pancake Supper: 5:30-7:30 PM ECHS Cafe: Turbeville: $5/adults, $3/students

 Feb 18   Business after Hours: The Manning Times: 5:30-7:30  

 Feb 18   Relay for Life meeting 6 pm: at Manning Restaurant. The Team Captains’ meeting will immediately follow.

                  Anyone interested in being a part of Relay for Life is encouraged to attend: (803) 435-8422

 Feb 19, 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima begins

 Feb 19   Cypress After 5: The Heart 'N Soul Band (50's & 60's Rhythm & Blues) 

               @ Cypress Center: 7 PM, 2nd  of 4, Advanced tickets: 803-435-5282

 Feb 19-20  Cabela's King Kat Tournament  ( Fishing tournament: Chamber)

 Feb 20, 1962 First US orbiting of Earth by John Glenn

 Feb 20   Republican Presidential Primary election

 Feb 21, 1885 Washington Monument dedicated

 Feb 22   World Thinking Day promoted by the Girl Scouts

 Feb 22, 29, Mar 7, 14, 21  Manning UMC Lenten Lunch

 Feb 22    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 3 PM: 803-473-2054

 Feb 23   World Spay Day

 Feb 23  Cities Mean Business Month Drop-in:  Main St. Manning: 11 AM - 1 PM: Magnolia Studio: 9 S. Mill St

 Feb 25      Business after Hours: Deercreek at Wyboo: 5:30-7:30  

 Feb 26   Clint Black: 8 PM, Cocktails: 6:30: Weldon: 803-433-7469

 Feb 27   General Francis Marion Memorial Day in SC, Feb 27, 1795 Marion died 

 Feb 27  Celebrate Francis Marion Living History at Camp Bob Cooper: DAR Memorial: 1 PM: Saturday  9 - 3 PM: Summerton: 803-478-2645

 Feb 27   General Francis Marion Memorial Celebration at Marion's Tomb: 11 AM: DAR at Pineville:(843) 509-6404

 Feb 27  Democratic Presidential Primary election

 Feb 27   Jr. Chamber & Manning Rotary Oyster Roast, Beaufort Stew & Chicken Bog: Cypress Center: 6 PM: Steamed oysters, frogmore stew, etc.: $35 + $5 cup: Advance Tickets Jr. Chamber: 803-435-4405

 Feb 27, 1781  First Battle of Fort Watson, Gen. T. Sumter defeated

 Feb 27 Clarendon Hall 12th Annual Silent Auction w/ dinner: $7: 803-485-3550

 Feb 28   National Pancake Day

 Feb 29   Happy Leap Year

 Feb 29-Mar 4   Raccoon and Opossum hunting: Cuddo Unit: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217 

             March  2016
    Women's History Month / Music in Our Schools / American Red Cross Month
         Character Word for March: Self-Discipline

Mar 1   Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Reopen: Santee National Wildlife Refuge: 803-478-2217 

Mar 1, 1790 First US Census authorized  or Aug 1, 1790 taken
Mar 2  Read Across America Day, Birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
Mar 4, 1952  Ronald & Nancy Reagan's Wedding Anniversary
Mar 2-6  Women's ACC Tournament, Greensboro, NC

Mar 4-6  Craftsmen's Classic Arts and Crafts Festival - Columbia - State fairgrounds

Mar 5   Giant Yard Sale - Clarendon Recreation Dept. @ JC Britton Park, 7-12: 803-473-3543  or 803-433-0103

Mar 5   Carolina's Bass Challenge: John Land Landing

Mar 5   Farm Consignment Auction 9 am: Clarendon Hall School, Summerton: 803-485-3550; 843-538-2276

Mar 5   3rd Annual Gospel Extravaganza: Manning Junior High School 5 pm: benefit Relay For Life: Annett: 803-435-4414; (803) 460-6679

Mar 5, 1770 Boston Massacre  

Mar 6-12   Girl Scouts of USA Week & Founded Mar 12, 1912 (Girl Scout Birthday, March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.)
March 6, 1781  Battle of Wyboo Swamp 

Mar 7-11    Raccoon and Opossum hunting: Cuddo Unit: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217 

Mar 7-12    FLW Rayovac Bass Fishing Tournament @ John Land Landing: 803-435-5100

Mar 8    International Women's Day

Mar 8-12  Men's ACC Tournament Washington, DC

Mar 10–28, 1781  Mount Hope Harassment / Bridges Campaign  

Mar 10-13     Annual Skirmish at Gambles Hotel @ The Columns Plantation, Florence
Mar 11  Music on Maple: 7:30 PM: Weldon: 803-433-7469

Mar 12-13   Guilford Courthouse Re-enactment, Greensboro, NC

Mar 12  Taste of New Covenant: ?$15: 5:30-7:30: New Covenant Church: 803-473-3677

Mar 12  Exhibit: Indian Artifacts from Lake: SC Waterfowl/Camp Woodie: 9833 Old River Rd., Pinewood: 452-6001 Camp Woodie 9 AM to 3 PM: DaveW: 803-600-8979; 803-452-6001

Mar 13    Daylight Savings Time Begins - Set clock ahead

Mar 13  Happy Pi Day

Mar 14  National Wildlife Refuge System Birthday  +  March 14-20  National Wildlife Week

Mar 15  Ides of March and March Madness Begins
Mar 15, 1767 Andrew Jackson's Birthday

Mar 16, 1751 James Madison's Birthday

Mar 16, 1802 West Point Academy founded, considered by George Washington as the key to the continent.

Mar 16   Kick Butts Day: 803-435-2121

Mar 17   Happy St. Patrick's Day

Mar 17   Clar. Hist. Society: Speaker: TBA  @ Clar. Co. Admin: 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328  

Mar 17  Relay for Life meeting 6 pm: at Manning Restaurant. The Team Captains’ meeting will immediately follow.

              Anyone interested in being a part of Relay for Life is encouraged to attend: (803) 435-8422

Mar 18   Good Friday    
Mar 18
 Cypress After 5: The Sandlapper Singers: @ Cypress Center, 3rd of 4, 7 PM, Advanced tickets: 

Mar 18-20   32nd  Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Outdoor Show, State Fairgrounds, Columbia: Palmetto State's Wildest Weekend!

Mar 19   Elloree Trials: 803-897-2821:

Mar 20   Passover Begins Mar 20, 2016 Palm Sunday

Mar 20   Happy First Day of Spring - Vernal Equinox 

Mar 20-26   National Poison Prevention Week: 803-435-2121
Mar 21   Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church
: 3 PM: 803-473-2054

Mar 22   World Water Day

Mar 23-25  Landmark Conference - Confederation of SC Local Historical Societies: Beaufort:

Mar 23   SC Fire Service Legislative Day

Mar 24   Easter Egg Hunt: 6:30 pm:  Gibbons St Park, Main Street Manning: 435-8477

Mar 25   National Medal of Honor Day

Mar 25-31 through April 3   LMA Spring Break
Mar 27    Happy Easter Sunday  

Mar 28-April 1   Spring Break - No School  Clarendon Districts 1,2, 3 Schools & Adult Ed. CCTC
Mar 29, 1973 Last US troops left Vietnam


  Up-coming: April 14-16, 2016  8th Annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival: Turbeville

                      April 22-23, 2016   37th  Clarendon Striped Bass Festival  2016 








                                  Miniature of General Francis Marion is this lapel pin with memorial card:Francis Marion's 2nd SC Crest in a lapel pin                                   
General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, New Original Pin In the American Revolution, Francis Marion stepped forward with little

but his passion for liberty and strength of Intellect.  
He led a force of patriots that set the stage for the British defeat at Yorktown.   
Loved by his followers, respected by his enemies, 

he is one of the foremost heroes of our War for Independence.  
Known as the Swamp Fox for taking refuge in the forests and swamps,
he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare and

   credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers.
©2008              Miniature of the 2nd SC Regiment, Marion Crest from the leather helmet is this lapel pin.


    2015 SAR poster contest subject: "George Rogers Clark or Lexington and Concord"

    2014 Francis Marion theme posters for SAR contest;  10 participants from Manning Elementary & LMA:

 Winner at LMA is Taylor Lyles, a 6th grader at LMA

Winning poster sent April 5, 2014 to the SC SAR convention from Col Matthew Singleton Chapter SAR is by Mikalyn West Renner winner at MES   

       (front row, second from the left, poster below), posters are on display at the Clarendon Historical Society Museum, 102 S. Brooks St., Manning, SC:












Swamp Fox  Murals Trail Society  from Francis Marion Advocates: Pushing back the frontier of ignorance. 

Download the new “Clarendon County Tour” history tour app here or on Google Play apps store, follow the tour at home and come tour in Clarendon County.

    Prices for the items: books, prints, shirts, are listed at the bottom:

  While they last, get: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20.  Ask about the 2 for 1 price deal: @ Clarendon Archives: 803-435-0328  Clarendon Museum Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat. 10-2: 803-433-0328  


    The Swamp Fox Mural, "Reflections", SE corner of Mill St & Rigby St., Manning, SC

(Prints available below)


  Swamp Fox Welded Sculpture

  at FE DuBose Campus/CCTC, Manning, 2012

  Thanks to the welding students, and Axel and Mark.  Here's the Clarendon Citizen, story & Axel who created this:   See Konstantin's Clarendon Citizen Article


NEW: 4 History wayside markers:

1st marker unveiled March 2, 2012:

Ox Swamp marker: where Marion got  "Swamp Fox" moniker near Pocotaligo Swamp:

 Ms Land, Dr. Hardee, Chairman Stewart, Mayor Nelson.

          Visit  Clarendon Museum & History Center:Old flag flying  See Museum's Facebook: Clarendon-County-Historical-Society-Museum

        And webpage Clarendon County History   102 S. Brooks St. (adjacent to Bank of Clarendon), Manning 
           Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4 & Sat. 10-2
: 803-435-0328, 803-433-0328

           Clarendon County History Books @ Clarendon County Archives: 803-435-0328

Francis Marion's militia Patriot mural is now in a print.     


The Swamp Fox Murals show scenes from life as it was over 230 years ago.              ©2007

      Prints (11" x 14") of the 2 panels of
      The Patriot and The Redcoat murals are NOW available.

     Francis Marion Militia in 3 separate panels of Wyboo Swamp Mural

             Prints (17" x 11") of the 3 panels of the

      Battle of Wyboo Swamp murals are NOW available.          ©2006

And Look what we found on youtube: 



                 NOW available:  Prints (14" x 11") of the 4 panels of  "The Burning of Mouzon's Home by Tarleton Started Other Burnings Including Along the Black River" murals



                    Prints (14" x 11") of the 1 panel of the

                           "Reflections" mural  is NOW available.





                                 NOW available:     Prints (14" x 11") of the 4 panels of
The Siege of Fort Watson" murals.

Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox, inspired T-shirts

                        Now Available:  Swamp Fox T-shirts  


     We are fortunate to have books for sale. These books bring to you the Revolutionary War as fought in South Carolina, 

     bring to life Francis Marion and make great gifts. Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or

       Minimum order is $10 and $5 shipping and handling, this has increased recently due to postage increase.

Francis Marion in Christine Swager's If Ever Your Country Needs You

Christine Swager's Come to the Cow Pens

These Revolutionary War history books are available at Clarendon Archives or via email: 

                    If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add 3.75%.

      Dr. Christine Swager:  "Black Crows & White Cockades"     $13

      "If Ever Your Country Needs You"    

      "Come to the Cow Pens"

                                 "The Valiant Died, The Battle of Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781"    $24Christine Swager's Valiant Died - Battle of Eutaw Springs


      "Heroes of Kettle Creek, 1779-1782"    $13


       NEW May 2013, Dr. Swager's:

      The Musgrove Mill Historic Site


Kate Salley Palmer: (Get from Kate & Jim) 
 “Francis Marion and the Legend of The Swamp Fox”    $14
  “Palmetto - Symbol of Courage” 

Wm. Dobein James: "A Sketch of the Life of Brig.
Gen. Francis Marion and a History of His Brigade
",  1821

(This includes about 2000 men who served with Marion.)    $25

Patrick O'Kelley
:  "Nothing but Blood & Slaughter,  The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas:"

                                              "Vol. 1: 1771-1779" "Vol. 2: 1780", "Vol. 3: 1781", "Vol. 4: 1782”    $25 each

                               "Unwaried Patience and Fortitude" Francis Marion's Orderly Book, 1775-1782    $30

 Doyle Harper:  Francis Marion's Orderly Book on CD    $10


 Susan Craft: "The Chamomile"    $16


New Addition: Ricky Roberts & Bryan Brown:

"Every Insult & Indignity The Life ... of Maj. Patrick Ferguson"   $20


New Addition: Robert Bass:

"Swamp Fox, The life & campaigns of General Francis Marion"   $25


New Addition: B. G. P. Horry & Parson M. L. Weems:

"The Life of General Francis Marion"   $10


New Addition: Todd Andrilik:

"Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It was History, It Was News"   $33


New Addition: Scott Aiken:

"The Swamp Fox: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion"   $36


New Addition: William Willis Boddie:

"Traditions of the Swamp Fox: Boddie's Francis Marion"   $35

                          "Chronicles of St. Mark's Parish, Santee Circuit,
                         and Williamsburg Township, SC 1731-1885 by James M. Burgess  

            "A Narrative of the Campaign of 1780 by Col. Otho Holland Williams,
   Appendix B, To Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene by William Johnson", 1822  
Francis Marion by Ms. McGill in painting prints for the Francis Marion Trail Commission

 Mrs. Peggy McGill has created this painting of
General Francis Marion in a South Carolina swamp, 2009.
This print, 21" x 35" plus a white border,
was done for the Francis Marion Trail.

Loved by his followers, respected by his enemies,
Marion is one of the foremost heroes of our War for Independence.


 If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we can do that.


The Swamp Fox as presented by Walt Disney on youtube

Doug Bostick: "Sunken Plantations, The Santee Cooper Project"  $22

  Leslie 'Nicki' Sackrison: "Awesome Women,
Some Famous... Others Infamous... and Those Who Were Lost in History" 

     Robert Pelton: Period Cook Book Series: “Revolutionary War Period Cookery”  $14
                                "Historical Thanksgiving Cookery"   $16
                                "Historical Christmas Cookery"   $16
                                "Baking Recipes from the Wives & Mothers of our Founding Fathers"  $21

       Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or  for prices and shipping costs.

   2nd SC Marion's crest on a golf shirt

Get your shirt with the Francis Marion "crest" embroidery
or order your own silver crescent.

 General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, New Original PinCall to order or email: 803-478-2645 or  Francis Marion's 2nd SC Crest in a lapel pin
 Send check to: Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society  
PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we can.

   S&H will be added, Minimum order is $10 and $2 shipping and handling


                                                  Francis Marion  (left) lapel pin  $6

Marion Liberty Crest  (right) lapel pin  $6

Mural Prints:
The Patriot and The Redcoat Mural Prints -   
                           - Set of 2 scenes (11" x 14" each): $30

The Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural Prints -    
                           - Set of 3 scenes (17" x 11" each): $45
The Burning of Mouzon's Mural Prints -       
                           - Set of 4 scenes (11" x 14" each): $45
New The Reflections Mural Prints -            
                    - One scene (approx. 11" x 14" each): $15

New The Fort Watson Mural Prints -         
                           - Set of 4 scenes (approx. 11" x 14" each): $45

 McGill's General Francis Marion print, 21" x 35" with white border,
to benefit the Francis Marion Trail:   $100

New Price  Swamp Fox T-shirts,  size M-XL: $18  Newly Reduced
Golf Shirt with Crest, size M-XL: $18 
Chasing Swamp Fox SCETV DVD $25  Newly Reduced

Flag Liberty  $20      
Copies old Maps $10      
Jacob's Ladder $6      
Liberty Tree Medal $10      
 Tricorne Hats   $7
Mob Cap    $9

 Get post cards or bookmarks of the historic murals.
      Bookmarks for Manning, Paxville, Summerton & Turbeville and postcards of some murals.
      These are inexpensive gifts showing scenes of history with Francis Marion.
Ask about: Hand-Made Pipes, Hand-Made Shawls, Decorated hawks, Decorated Powder Horns, Hand-Painted Rev. Soldiers.

                     "Chasing the Swamp Fox" by SCETV in DVD ($25) Newly Reduced

"Francis Marion Symposium" DVDs ( some only run on the computer): #1 (2003), #2 (2004), #3 (2005), #4 (2006), #5 (2007), #6 (2008), #7 (2009 - limited), # 8 (2010), #9 (2011), #10 (2012), #11 (2013) Videos/DVDs:  $15 each or 2 for $25'  12th (2014) Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium DVDs, JD's work on web.  Latest FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & cost $25 for the set from Oct 23-24, 2015.

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition, 2014, get from Jack:  Jack Parker:
"Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in SC"


  Francis Marion murals and sites map in Clarendon County, SC

Make check to: Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society

PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit.

Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or

Hand-Made Full Quilt in Meadow Morning pattern to benefit the Swamp Fox Murals Society Quilting Ladies made this beautiful quilt for the Murals Society.

     Thanks to Nell & the Clarendon Heart-in-Hand Quilting Club: 
  Betty, Thomasyne, Evelyn, Cathy, Debbie,  Monika & Carolyn; 

  here's the beautiful Murals Society quilt in Meadow Morning pattern.
  Donald Hardy won this treasure 4-28-07.
  Thanks for all the support.

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