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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 

 2015  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 & Weldon Exhibit: Thursday thru Saturday 11-3 (& on Facebook): 803-433-0328  

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

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

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

  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


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

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

    Smithsonian exhibit - Home town Heroes (Watch on Youtube) - Thru - Dec 12 Open: Thursday thru Saturday 11-3  @ Weldon & Clarendon Museum

 Buy tickets:  Nov for Dec 1-24  Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.” Drawings for 24 straight days: 803-435-4405

 Thru -Dec 16 Fall Minimester II FE DuBose Campus, CCTC: 803-473-2531:  


     Clarendon Area Events   November, 2015  

  Character Word for November: Citizenship + Aviation History Month American Indian Heritage Month

 Nov 3-Dec 12  Hometown Heroes Smithsonian event/exhibits Weldon & Museum: Thursday thru Saturday: 11-3

 Buy tickets: Thru Nov for Dec 1-24  Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.” Drawings 24 straight days: 803-435-4405  

 Nov 30   Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR Holiday Luncheon Manning Restaurant: 11:30 AM: Call to reserve: 803-435-2702;  803-410-2574


    December 2015 Clarendon Events December 2015

  Character Word for December: Compassion

  Enjoy Christmas Concerts in your favorite Churches & Schools 

Thru Dec 12  Hometown Heroes Smithsonian event/exhibits Weldon & Museum: Thursday thru Saturday: 11-3

 Dec 1  World Aids Day

 Dec 1-24  Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.” Drawings for 24 straight days, a quality firearm ticket will be drawn: Manning: 803-435-4405

 Dec 1-31  3D Month: National Drunk-Drugged Driving Prevention Month: 803-435-2121 Caroline

 Dec 2  Happy National Giving Day

 Dec 3   American Revolution Round Table-SC:  Luncheon meeting: Country CClub of Hilton Head: program Larry Babits: Advanced paid reserv.

 Dec 4   Happy SC Arbor Day

 Dec 5   Christmas Days Bazaar (Crafts, Food, etc.) @ St Matthias Episcopal. Ch.: 10-2: Summerton:

              Get tickets for famous chicken plate: $8: 803-485-2504 or 803-478-8284

 Dec 5  Barrineau Christmas parade: 11 AM at Barrineau Crossroads

 Dec 6, Before 1809 St. Nicholas Day  Established

 Dec 7, 1941  Pearl Harbor Day - Remembrance Day

 Dec 10, 1898 End Spanish-American War - Treaty of Paris  

 Dec 10  Human Rights Day

 Dec 10   Nominations Deadline for 2016 for Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame (CCAHOF): PO Box 669, Manning, SC 29102

 Dec 11   The Polar Express: 6pm at Cypress Center, admission: $2 bring blankets and chairs, wear your PJs

 December 12, 1780  Battle of Half Way Swamp

 Dec 12  Alcolu Preservation Society Tour of Homes: 1-6 PM: $10: Tickets: Maree's Beauty Salon, 31 A West Rigby: 803-473-7110

 Dec 12  Turbeville Christmas Parade: 4 PM  & tree lighting: Town Sq.: 843-659-2781

 Dec 12 & 13 Live Nativity Drive-thru: 5:30-7:30: Emmanuel Baptist Church: 803-435-8252

 Dec 13  National Guard Birthday  

 Dec 13  Christmas Parade: 4 PM, Manning

 Dec 14, 15-Jan 5, 16  National Audubon Society's 115th  Christmas Bird Count 

 Dec 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Day 

 Dec 15 Human Right Day 

 Dec 17, 1903  Wright Brothers' First Flight 

 Dec 17   Clarendon Chamber Christmas Party by FTC: 6-8 PM: at Land CourtYard: Make reservations: 803-435-4405

 Dec 18   The Fantastic Shakers Christmas Show: 8 PM : Weldon Auditorium: 803-433-7469

 Dec 19, 2015  - Jan 3, 2016  -LMA,  School Districts 1, 2, 3, CH Holidays   

 Dec 21, 1620  Pilgrims Landed  

 Dec 22    Winter Begins - Shortest Day of the Year  

Dec 22    116th  Christmas Bird Count Santee NW Refuge  Irvin Pitts: Please contact to participate in this count, if possible. Meet at the refuge headquarters: 6:30 AM

 unless your party is already set & you have your packet in advance. No countdown dinner planned. Contact: Irvin Pitts:

 Dec 25  Have a wonderful Family Holy Season.  Merry Christmas

 Dec 26-Jan 1, 2016  Kwanzaa

 Dec 26 Canadian Boxing Day

 Dec 28, 15  Swamp Fox Murals Trail 14th  Anniversary of First Mural for History throughout Clarendon County

 Dec 31   Happy New Year's Eve


    HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2016  National Skating Month
    Character Word for January: Gratitude
   While they last: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20 @ Archives: 803-435-0328

Jan 1, 2016 

Jan 2-30, 2016 T'ville Baseball & Softball Leagues Applications: Town Hall or  Sat.'s at Smith Field 9AM-1PM:  Town Hall: 843-659-2781 & Recreation Bldg: 843-659-3030
Jan 1, 1752 Betsy Griscom Ross' birthday

Jan 4, 16  All Clarendon Districts 1,2 3 students return, Jan 11 for Adult Ed

Jan 5, 16 Grand Opening-Ribbon Cutting Clarendon Courthouse
Jan 6, 2016  Day of Epiphany: Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child
Jan 6, 1759  G. Washington Marries Martha D. Custis At Mount Vernon
Jan 7, 2016 Russian Orthodox Christmas Day

Jan 9, 1913 Richard Nixon's birthday
Jan 10, 2016  Annual Girl Scout Cookie Program  Sales Begin

Jan 10   Islamic New Year
Jan 11   Alexander Hamilton's Birthday

January 11, 2016  Clarendon County Adult Education – Spring semester classes resume for returning students &  registration for new students at 8:30 am and 5 pm.  Registration includes placement testing and day one of our orientation process.  Please be prepared to stay for at least two hours: FE DuBose/CCTC: 803-473-2531
January 14, 1943  
Churchill & Roosevelt meet in Casablanca  

Jan 14, 16   Regular School Day, Make-up for Clarendon District 2

Jan  15  Baptism of Jesus  

Jan 16, 2016  Oyster, BBQ & Catfish Stew Benefit for Montessori School: Flowers' Tomato Shed, S'ton: 6 PM:  ?$35 (northside Hwy 301 between Summerton and I-95) Tickets: St. Matthias: 803-485-2504 Hwy 301N, Summerton:  435-4032 / 485-2504  
Jan 17, 1706  Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
January 17, 1781 Battle of Cowpens, Morgan defeated Tarleton.  (Marion not involved)
January 16-17, 16  235th  Battle of Cowpens Encampment:
January 17, 1991 
Desert Storm Air War began
Jan 18, 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan 15, 1929) Holiday:  Day of Service: City of Manning: 10 AM: Meet at County Gazebo: 102 S. Mill St: 803 435 8477
MLK Jr. Day of Service January 19, 2015 10 am at County Gazebo 102 Mill Street
Jan 21, 16  Clar. Hist. Society: Program:
Jack Sprott: Indians  @  Clarendon County Admin. Bldg., 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328
Jan 22-24, 16  Chamber of Commerce 2016 Retreat EVERYONE is Welcome, Greenville: Register by Dec 10: 803-435-4405

Jan 22, 16 Shirley Murdock Concert: 7 PM: $25/$20: Weldon: : 803-433-7469
Jan 29, 16
"Cypress after 5" The Embers  @ Cypress Center, 7 PM, 1st of 4, Advanced tickets: $150/4: after 10-1
: 435-5282 2015 (new Carrie Anna S '16)
Jan 27, 15 International Holocaust Day

Jan 28, 1915  US Coast Guard Established + Jan 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Remembrance
Jan 29, 1937   Ducks Unlimited incorporated  
January 29, 1756
Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee's Birthday (Died March 25, 1818)
Jan 30, 1882  F.D. Roosevelt's Birthday  

Jan 30, 16 Creative Dance Affair Dance Competition: Carolina Dance Academy: Weldon

 Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society



                                 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.

 Call to order or email: 803-478-2645 or 
 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  lapel pin  $6
Crest  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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