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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 

2018  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":  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

  4 Main: - newest museum in Clarendon County & in Summerton

  Clarendon Archives, 211 N. Brooks, Manning: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20: 803-435-0328


              2018   HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15 AM,  at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St., except the 5th Thursdays

    Summerton History & video by Peter Groen, editor of the Summerton Weekly News site and Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Main St., Summerton.

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

 Now through March  Buy a donation-ticket for EPRM DAR quilt chances,  

        stop by Cyndi’s Today’s Styles:   5 for $20, drawing in March, call: 803.478.2645    


  Wednesdays:   PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

     Storytime for Children under 6 years old w/ parent/caregiver every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am

 Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club meets for breakfast: 7:15,  at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St., except the 5th Thursdays, Summerton


          March  2018

  Women's History Month / Music in Our Schools / American Red Cross Month /

  / Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

    Character Word for March: Self-Discipline

 Extended through Mar 29  Summerton Black History Arts Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton

 Mar 1 - 29  Summerton Dolls of the World & Raikes Bears Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton


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

 Mar 15 - 17   122nd SCDAR State  Conference, DoubleTree Hotel,  Columbia

 Mar 17   Happy St. Patrick's Day

 Mar 17   Best Burger in the County: Burgers at Corner Diner Summerton Rotary

                  Fundraiser for Girls & Boys State: $6 Burger Basket: 5-8 PM

 Mar 17   Miss Striped Bass Pageant Weldon: 5 PM (0-6), 8 PM (7 & up): $5: 803.435.4405

 Mar 17-18   Guilford Courthouse Re-enactment, Greensboro, NC

 Mar 19  Manning UMC Lenten Luncheon: noon: $7: 803.435.8115

 Mar 19 - 23    National Youth Violence Prevention Week: 803-435-2121

 Mar 19 - 25  National Poison Prevention Week: 803-435-2121

 Mar 20   Happy First Day of Spring - Vernal Equinox 

 Mar 21  Kick Butts Day: 803.435.2121  

 Mar 22  Main Street Manning Easter Egg Hunt

 Mar 23 - 25   Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Outdoor Show, State Fairgrounds, Cola.

 Mar 24   Manning Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: 6-10 AM: Manning Restaurant: Jim: 803-472-0054

 Mar 25   Palm Sunday

 Mar 25   National Medal of Honor Day

 Mar 26   Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028

 Mar 29, 1973  US troops left Vietnam

 Mar 30 National Doctors' Day

 Mar 30   Good Friday     +     Mar 30    Passover Begins

 Mar 30 - Apr 6   Spring Break:  Clarendon Districts 1,2, 3 Schools, LMA Adult Ed. CCTC

 Mar 30 - April 1  Women's NCAA Final Four, Columbus, OH

 Mar 31   Summerton Easter Egg Hunt

 Mar 31, 1816  Francis Asbury, architect of the American Methodist Church, for 45 years in the New World, he carrying his message, usually on horseback and through rough terrain, across the territories. He died on March 31, 1816

 Mar 31 - Apr 1   Carolina Cup Camden, Springdale Race Co.

 Mar 31 & Apr 2    NCAA Final Four in San Antonio  (Men)  


April, 2018 National Poetry Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Jamestown, VA settled 411 years ago, 1607
Character Word for April: Positive Attitude  

Mar 30 & Apr 1    NCAA Final Four in San Antonio  (Women) in Columbus, OH

Mar 31 & Apr 2    NCAA Final Four in San Antonio  (Men)

Mar 31-Apr 1  Carolina Cup Camden Carolina Cup:

Apr 1    Happy Easter Sunday

April 1  Happy All Fools' Day

Apr 2, 1792 First US Mint established in Philadelphia, PA

April 4 NATO founded, 1948 or 49 

Apr 5-7  Landmark Conference - Confederation of SC Local Historical Societies: Fort Mill -in-op?  

April 5-7   FLW Costa Eastern Regional event, John Land Landing: 803-435-4405

April 6  US Army Day, US enters WWI, 1917  

April 6   National Tartan Day 

April 7    39th  Cooper River Bridge Run at Charleston - 8 AM

April 7   Shannon Greens Open

April 8 - 14    National Library Week:  NO fines on overdue items returned during this week: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

April 9    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 J: 803-473-2531 more info.

April 10   National Siblings Day  annually same

Apr 11   Free Divorce Clinic 2:00 PM,  Harvin Clarendon County Library, Manning

April 12 First US space shuttle launched, 1981

April 12   Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel

April 12-14    11th Annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival: Turbeville:  843-598-2116

Thursday, April 12  Taste of Puddin Swamp at 6:30pm at Pine Grove United Methodist Church Gym.  Tickets are $20 and are available beginning on March 10th at Turbeville Farm and Hardware, Turbeville Town Hall, and Clarendon Chamber of Commerce;  And Amusement Rides at 6pm – 11pm on Turbeville Town Square

Friday, April 13  Street Dance, Amusement Rides and food vendors 6pm – 11pm on Town Square

Saturday, April 14  5K Puddin Swamp Walk/Run: 8am,  Arts and Craft Vendors, Amusement Rides and events on the Main Street Stage; 5pm – Miss Swamp Bottom Beauty Pageant on Town Square; 10pm    Firework Finale 

April 13, 1743  Thomas Jefferson  

April 13 & 14   50+ Senior Expo @ Florence Center on sponsored by HopeHealth.  For Info: 803-473-8718

April 14, 1865 John Wiles Booth shot Lincoln  
April 14
Pan American Day 

April 14   Summerton Super Saturday: 8am - 3pm: Come indulge your passion for the arts, yard sales/flea markets, plant sales, food, games, music and more. The town of Summerton: Flea market from 8-11AM; spaces are free but you must register. Lake Marion Artisans invites all artisans to exhibit and sell from 8am-3pm. Space is $10, bring your own tables. Chicken or barbequed pork plates will be served from 11AM-2PM. We will have children’s games, a corn hole tournament, live music, and auctions, all on Cantey-Sprott Street, just behind Main Street. Just around the corner, the Summerton United Methodist Church at 2 Briggs Street: Huge yard sale from 8AM-2PM, offering furniture, housewares, plants, and food of all types including frozen casseroles. More info, visit Nancy:  803-225-2420

April 14   FLW BFL S.C. Division  event, John Land Landing: 803-435-4405

April 15-21    44th National Volunteer Week 

April 16, 1867 Birthday of Wilbur Wright with Brother Orville (Aug 19, 1871) at Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, NC, 1903

April 16-23, 1781  Siege of Fort Watson  

April 16   Income Tax Day

April 18  In Memory Day, Patriot's Day & the Boston Marathon

April 19, 1775 Patriot’s Day: America’s War for Independence began: Battles of Lexington & Concord: as important as July 4, 1776:  “Patriot’s Day.”  It was the day that the shot was fired that was heard ’round the world. 

Apr 19   American Revolution Round Table – SC: Beaufort and Hilton Head Island:  Luncheon meeting  e-mail ARRT – SC at Pre Moore  or  or Lynn Vitters (843-707-7562) .  Advanced paid reserv.

April 19-22    Pee Dee Plant & Flower Festival, Florence
April 20-21     39th  Clarendon Striped Bass Festival  2017
April 20   Striped Bass Festival   OPENING Ceremony: SB Festival: Street Dance / Music: Riptide: Downtown Manning: 803-435-4405 w/ Friday Manning Lions Club Fish Fry at the Manning Restaurant: 430-730 pm: Joe M: H-803-478-9811  C-803-460-7978;
April 21    Striped Bass Festival "Super Saturday" Parade: 10 AM & Fest: all day
near Courthouse Square, Manning:
Crafts, Entertainment, Music  Children's Art  Show at Manning Fire Dept.,
Sumter Cruisers: Bobby B: 803.468.3439: Car show, Boat show, Carnival rides, Bands

April 21   Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament - Jake (SCOTT Tournament): Register before Apr 21: Chamber:  803-435-4405

April 21    Library Closed:  Come see us at our booth at the Striped Bass Festival: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633  

April 21   Colonel Matthew Singleton SAR Chapter Commemoration of Battle of Fort Watson, 11 AM: Santee NW Refuge: Frank Brown: (803) 469-2861

April 21   Jeanne Robertson @ Sumter Opera House: 7:30:  $42 or $38 or $35: 803-436-2500 or -2616: Sumter, 21 North Main Street

April 22-23    Lyrids Meteor Showers - night of - moon Rises after midnight

April 22    EARTH DAY  
April 23   Honor St. George, Martyred in AD 303   

April 23    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028

April 25   International Guide Dog Day

April 25, 1898  Spanish American War began  

April 25   Administrative Professionals Day

April 25   World Malaria Day: Imagine No Malaria

April 26, 1785 Wildlife artist & conservationist John J. Audubon born

April 27   National  Arbor Day (Dec. in SC)

April 27 & 28    Master Gardeners Plant Sale: Fri.: 9-5 & Sat. 9-12: Land, Parker & Welch Courtyard, 29 Mill St.,  Manning: Ken

April 28  Fishers of Men Team Trail Lowcountry Division,  John Land Landing

April 28, 18   Camp Jessie’s Kids: McLeod Health Clarendon: 9 am - 2:30 pm: open to children ages 4 through 14. Parents or guardians are asked to accompany children who are 4-6 years old. Camp Jessie’s Kids is to help children learn about grief and understand their feelings; to learn ways to cope with feelings of loss and concern.

April 29   LMA Theater: The Wizard of Oz: Deleted Scenes: 3 pm: Bubba Davis gymnasium at Laurence Manning Academy: Nancy M (LMA): 803-435-2114 (ticket prices and times)

April 29-May 5   National Small Business Week

April 30, 1789  George Washington inaugurated President of United States, New York City

April 30-May 6  Children's Book Week

Save the dates:

May 1   Midlands Gives 24 hour fundraiser includes JCMC Haven of Rest: www.MIDLANDSGIVES.ORG 

May 4 – 5   Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament

May 18   Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center JCMC--Haven of Rest) domestic violence crisis center celebrating 10 year Anniversary

May 18 - 19  Bird Fest XVI: Blue Grass Music Festival: Pineland Farms, Panola

May 19  Briggs vs. Elliott Event in Summerton

June 9   Recycling Electronic (E-Waste) Event: 9-1pm Administration Building, Manning



                                  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

          Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

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)

      Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

  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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