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

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

2017  Events in & around Clarendon County, SC:  Manning, Turbeville, Summerton  adjacent to I-95:

Clarendon & Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society homepage

SALES page - Marion related items for sale


      “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 & Marion sites

   by appointment: 803-478-2645   

    Clarendon County Historical Society Museum: Thursday - Friday: 1-4; Saturday 10-2 (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: 108 Main St., Summerton: open Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-478-8284

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


       HAPPY  -  2017  

    Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15 AM at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St.

    Summerton History & video by Peter Groen, editor of the Summerton Weekly News site and

    Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Main St., Summerton.

   A Summerton Book Exchange Program is at Lake Marion Gallery: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-460-2716


          September, 2017  

Children's Cancer Awareness Month-Paint Clarendon Gold, Healthy Aging Month,  Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, 

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Hunger Action Month

National Suicide Prevention Month, National Library Card Sign Up Month, Sept 15- Oct 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

      Character Word for September: Responsibility  

Saturdays: Aug-Sept Farmers Market, Manning: open 10 AM: 803-435-8429  

Wednesdays:  PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633 Storytime for Children under 5 years old.

Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets at St Matthias Episcopal  Church, 9 N. Dukes St., Summerton at 7:15 AM


Sept 9- Oct 14  SC Alligator hunting season by permit 

Sept 21- Oct 11  Summerton Traveling Exhibit: The Creative Mind: National Academy of Sciences African American History

              Program:  M-F: 10-3:  4 Main Street, Summerton: 803.485.2525

Sept 25    Native American Day

Sept 24    Gold Star Mother's Day Gold Star Mothers' Commemoration Day

Sept 24-30   Banned Books Week

Sept 24-30   National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Sept 25    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning Chapter NSDAR meet Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054

Sept 26, 1774  Johnny Appleseed Day

Sept 26   Francis Marion Symposium Early Bird Registration Deadline: 803-478-2645:  

Sept 26   National Public Lands Day 17th Annual National Public Lands Day

Sept 26   National Hunting and Fishing Day - SCDNR

Sept 27-28  The Creative Mind NAS Exhibit:  SC Farm Bureau Ag in Classroom AG Combine Simulator at 4 Main, Summerton

Sept 29    Clar. Home HS football:   & MHS @ Hanahan

Sept 29-Oct 1   Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival: Pee Dee State Farmers Market Florence: 843-665-5154

Sept 29-30 & Oct 6-7   Family, Friends and Kids -- Lottery Youth Hunt Dates on the Bluff Unit of the Santee NWR:803-478-2217

Sept 29    Duke Football vs Miami at Durham

Sept 30    USC Football @  TX A&M    

Sept 30   Clemson  Football at VA Tech

Sept 30   Return of Pig Tales & Books! for the library: Whole BBQ Butts presold by Sept 22

               & pick-up: 9 AM-noon; Book Sales 9 AM-4 PM Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

Sept 30   Clarendon County SCWA Conservation Banquet: 6:30-9 PM: National Guard Armory-Manning: Pete S: 803-518-1405  

 October, 2017

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month / National Archives Month

Character Word for October: Integrity  

Wednesdays:  PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633: Storytime for Children under 5 years old

Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets at St Matthias Episcopal  Church, 9 N. Dukes St., Summerton at 7:15 AM

Sept 9- Oct 14   SC Alligator hunting season by permit  

Oct 1, 1908  Ford introduced "Model T" car 

Oct 1-3  Clarendon Revival: Rev. Ric Wright: Ministerial Alliance: 7 PM: Manning Hi gym

Oct 1-31   Pumpkin Patch at Manning UM Church: 8:30 AM- 6 PM: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm: Saturday, closed on Sundays: Manning Methodist Church: 803-435-8115/433-2212

Oct 3   Clarendon Pilot Club Card Benefit at Manning Presbyterian Church from 2-5 and 6-9. $15 a person, with great refreshments and prizes! Info: 803-473-0714, Margaret R: 803 435 8289 or Peggy B: 803 478 6062

Oct 3   Boys State & Girls State Banquet: 6:30 PM: 1st Baptist Church Hall: Jerry B: (803) 225-0005, Dr. Woodbury: 803-460-5733

Oct 4, 1226   Feast of St Francis of Assisi, born in the 12th century, St Francis died at Portiuncula, Italy on October 4, 1226.

Oct. 5   U.N. World Teachers' Day

Oct 6, 1781  Battle of Yorktown 

Oct 6    Clar. Home HS football: @ Clar. Hall; @ ECHS; @ SBHS; @ LMA   

Oct 6-7   Family, Friends and Kids -- Lottery Youth Hunt on the Bluff Unit of the Santee NWR:803-478-2217 Quota Hunt Applications by Aug. 31

Oct 7, 1780 Battle of  Kings Mt.

Oct 7    Giant Garage Sale @ JC Britton Park, 8-12: Clarendon Recreation Dept: 803-473-3543: Bridget

Oct 7   New Farmers Market at Tractor Supply, 1920 Paxville Hwy.: 803-433-5565: Register:

Oct 7     6th Annual Think Pink Banquet: A Salute to Survivors: 5 PM: $20:  Manning Jr Hi Gym: Annett S 803-460-6679

Oct 7-8     Draconids Meteor Showers

Oct 7   Duke Football at UVA

Oct 7   Clemson  Football vs Wake Forest  + Oct 7, 17   USC Football vs Ark. at Cola.

Oct 8   NSDAR Day of Prayer 

Oct 8-14   Fire Prevention Week

Oct 8-14    Teen Read Week: Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Oct 8-15   National Wildlife Refuge System Week: 553 refuges US-wide

Oct 9   Leif Erikson Day  honors the first Scandinavian to set foot on American soil, 500 years before Columbus

Oct 9    Happy Columbus Day Holiday

Oct 10-11    DAR Founders Day at Tamassee

Oct 11, 1890 Happy Birthday to the Daughters of the American Revolution - NSDAR Day of Service

Oct 11, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first two-way long distance telephone call between Cambridge & Boston  

Oct 13, 1775  US Navy Birthday  

Oct 13 Clarendon football: @ SBHS; @ LMA; @ MHS  

Oct 14  Clarendon Pilot Club Walk for Brain Health at MHS track field at 9am registration, Walk: 9:30 $10 donation: 803-435-8289 

Walk at 9:30. Refreshments, door prizes and much more. Get a team or walk alone.  Join us to support local agencies: Margaret R 803 435 8289

Oct 14    11th Annual Charity Golf Classic for 2nd Chance Animal Shelter @ newly reopened Players Course at Wyboo,

                    lunch by Chef Ted: Register 8 AM:: Mike S: 803-696-1169.& Henry A 

Oct 14    Summerton Duck Fest: Cook-off: gate opens: 5:30: $20pp; $30/couple: Summerton Town Hall

Oct 13   Clemson  Football at Syracuse

Oct 14   Duke Football at Durham vs FL State

Oct 14    USC at TN 

Oct 15 - 21   National Friends of the Library Week: Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Oct 16   Boss's Day  

Oct 16  Central Carolina Technical College Minimester Begins: FE Dubose Career Center: 803-473-2531

Oct 16-17   Clarendon County Adult Education Registration & Orientation:  F.E. Dubose Career Center, Manning, 8:30 am

     for day program students or 5 pm for evening program students.  Contact Lisa Justice: 803-473-2531 more info.

Oct 18, 1767  Mason-Dixon Line settled 

Oct 19, 1781  Revolutionary War: British surrendered at Yorktown

Oct 19  Summerton Rotary Literacy Night: Summerton Early Childhood Center: 6 PM: 485-8164

Oct 19  Lucy's Traditional Southern Bakehouse Ribbon Cutting/Chamber Business after Hours: 803-435-4405

Oct 20-21   Ornonids Meteor Showers

Oct 20    Clar. Home HS football:  @ LMA;  & MHS @  Bishop England

Oct 21, 17 Fall with Friends, Turbeville Town Square: Trunk or Treat, etc

Oct 21  Alcolu Reunion Day Mill House & Clarendon Baptist Church: 2 PM:   (803) 473-7110

Oct 21    Southern Gospel Singing  for JCMC-Haven of Rest fundraiser: 6-9 PM: Weldon Auditorium:

          Featuring Cindy Ward, The Revelations, The Nortons, Next Chapter, 2nd Chance & His Calling:  Ann D: 803-460-5572

Oct 21    Duke Football at Durham vs Pitt

Oct 21    USC football at Open   

Oct 21    Clemson  Football Open

Oct 24     United Nations Day  

Oct 23    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meet Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054

Oct 24     United Nations Day  

Oct 24  World Polio Day

October 25, 1780  Battle of Tearcoat

Oct 26, 1881  Gunfight at O.K. Corral

Oct 26  Seafood Supper by Manning UMC Men: Palmetto Air Plantation: 6 PM: $20pp: Joe W, Bo B, Jake B, or Rock: 803-435-8115

Oct 27   Clar.  HS football @ ECHS;  @ MHS; @ SBHS;  & LMA @ Wilson Hall

Oct 27-28      15th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium:    “Explore the Rev. War Southern Campaign with Francis Marion” @ DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Technical College Manning:  Approximate times:  Friday Oct 23: 2 PM - 9 PM and Saturday Oct 24: 9 AM - 9 PM  All events included: $95/person, $165/ Couple, Early Bird Fee before 9/23/15: $85 / person ($155 / couple): 803-478-2645

Oct 28  Think Pink Community Prayer Breakfast: 10-11:30 AM: Clarendon Community Complex Gym:

           Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear your pink: 803-460-6679 Annett

Oct 28   Sky Lantern Celebration: Celebrate the life of loved ones, memories, special events: Dinner, bon fire, music: $10 6 PM,

Lanterns 7:30:  American Pontoon:  11141 Hwy. 260, Manning: 803-979-4950

Oct 28    Duke Football at VA Tech

Oct 28    USC football @ Cola. vs Vanderbilt

Oct 28   Clemson  Football vs GA Tech

Oct 28    26th  Annual Make a Difference Day: 800-416-3824:  

Oct 30  Central Carolina Technical College Halloween Blood Drive 8am – 2pm: FE Dubose Career Center: 803-473-2531

Oct 31, 1860 Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday or Girl Scout Founder's Day

Oct 31   Fall migration bird walks Santee Refuge: meet at Santee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center: 7:30 am

Oct 31  Happy Spooky Halloween: Trick or Treat on Main: Parking Lot of Red Barn: 4-6 PM: Manning: 803-435-8477


Save the Dates:

Nov 4   8th annual Holly Daze Market: Jr. Ambassadors  at  McLeod Health Clarendon, Cypress Center: 9 AM - 5 PM : $5: Shelley J:  433-4966

Nov 6   Shrimp & Grits tickets for Church Youth trip: Seacoast:  $8: 4:30-7:30

Nov 16   Hope Health Golf Classic Wyboo Golf Club: 11 BBQ lunch, 11:45 Shotgun Start:  843-667-9414, x 1574

Nov 18   Emmanuel Baptist Church Thanksgiving Bazaar: (803) 435-5094 or  Shea F: 803-478-8353

Nov 21   Pilot Club Christmas Bazaar  @ Manning Presbyterian Church, Brooks Street: 4-6 PM: 478-6062; 473-3677 Church/  Norma: (803) 435-5402, (803) 478-4820 Betty; Sandra

Nov 27-28   Clarendon County Adult Education Registration & Orientation:  F.E. Dubose Career Center, Manning, 8:30 am for day program students or 5 pm for evening program students.  Contact Lisa Justice: 803-473-2531 more info.

Dec 14  Clarendon Christmas Spectacular by Carolina Dance Academy: Weldon: 6:30 PM



                                  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.





In 2017, Jarron, a National History Day student,

 won Idaho state for his division,

with his presentation on the

Swamp Fox, Francis Marion,

Taking a Stand in History,

someone hidden in history that was a hero.

He presented Francis Marion at

Nationals & at the Smithsonian for a day,

congratulations, from SC to Idaho.


       2017 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  Col. Isaac Hayne (poster for SAR contest)

       2016 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  The Battle of Fort Sullivan

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

       2014 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  General Francis Marion; 

                      10 participants from Manning Elementary & LMA in 2014:



      Winner at LMA is Taylor L, 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 R 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.


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

(Prints available - Sales page)


  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


     Attention: 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 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.


       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 golf 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
        The Reflections Mural Prints -            
                    - One scene (approx. 11" x 14" each): $15

        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.  (Starting 2014, 5 or 6 discs, so $25 for a set:)12th (2014) Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium DVDs, JD's work on web.   FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & cost $25 for the set from Oct 23-24, 2015, FM Symposium Video is 6 disc & cost $25 for the set from Oct 21-22, 2016 (Complete sets of FM Symposium DVDs at Clarendon Archives: 803-435-0328)

  Francis Marion murals and sites map in Clarendon County, SC

Maps: Locate Us & Our Murals


  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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