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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

Plan Now: Oct 23-24, 2015

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

Best ever: Feb 26-28, 2015

Marion Related Books, Sales & Local Events

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 & Friday 1-4, Saturday10-2: 803-433-0328  

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

   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: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-478-8284


       Clarendon Events – July 2015 (& early Aug.) Clarendon Area Events

  National Ice Cream / National Hot Dog  / National Blueberry  /  National Recreation & Parks  / National Baked Bean

       Character Word for July: Cooperation

 Each Wednesday: Cypress Framers Market: 2 - 5 pm at hospital loading dock. Open to the public & Hospital employees:

                                                                                 The Zone 803-435-5200

 Each Saturday:  Farmers Market: 8 am - Noon: Manning: 803-435-8477

 Until Aug 6   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks: SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001

 Until Aug 15  Get Your Miles in Style - 90 day Physical Activity challenge: $90: The Zone: 803-435-5200

 Sundays: Until Aug   44th  Season Santee Summer Ministry Begins - boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion:

            Lakeside on Wyboo Slough: Boyles Point is across from Camp Bob Cooper.

  On-going TawCaw Community Outreach: Summer Basketball League: Tues. & Fri. 6-8 PM: Summerton

 Until  July 30  The Zone: Summertime Swim Lessons: The cost for four 1 hour sessions is $40. Classes will be grouped by ages (3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-13 years, 14+ years) Private and semi-private(2 people) lessons are also available.  The Zone or sign up for either program: 50 E. Hospital Street, Manning: 803-435-5200

 Tues. & Thurs. AM & Mon. PM Yoga for Every-body: Clarendon CC: 803-433-0103

 Tues. & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 PM Total Body Workout: Clarendon CC: 803-433-0103

 On-going - Summer Reading Program: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 July - every Friday   Pre-school Storytime Children's Program: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633   

 July - every Tuesday   School Aged SNAP-Ed Nutrition Classes: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633   

 July - every Wednesday   School Aged Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633   


 July 27-31  MHS Band Camp

 July 28, 1914  World War I Began

 July 28  Manning Ice Cream Social: Rex Josey: at 6 pm: Carrie T: 803-435-8477

 July 28 - August 8  23rd  World Scout Jamboree:  Kirara-hama, Japan

 July 30  International Day of Friendship

 July 31  All Summer Reading Clubs end: Harvin Clarendon Library, Manning: 803-435-8633

 July 31, 15 Benefit Tournament in memory of Melissa Sims Brunson: Wyboo Golf Course, 2565 Players Course Dr., Manning. The format is four-man teams, with $50 per player or $200 per team. Need Sponsors: for $100 per hole. Info: call Tanya C: (803) 795-2145 or Doug W: (803) 464-2852

July 31-Aug 2, 2015   Clyburn Foundation Golf Tourney: Clarendon & Santee Golf Courses: at the Lake Marion Golf Course, the Wyboo Country Club, Player's Golf Course, Santee National, and the Santee Cooper Country Club Golf Courses

August, 2015   -  Character Word: Respect

Aug 1   National Friendship Day 

Aug 1   Giant Garage Sale - Clarendon Recreation Dept. @ JC Britton Park, on Raccoon Rd.: 8-12: Call to register for $10, + $5 for a table: 803-473-3543

Aug 1  Pre-registration at Walmart in Manning 10 AM - 2 PM for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK Oct 3:  
            $20 for WALK and tee shirts; $25 at Walk October 3 with no guarantee of shirt. Ann D: 803-309-8085


Aug 1  Manning Melon Mania: Church Street Park at 10 am: watermelon for tasting, seed spitting contests, 
                and a watermelon carving contest.  Registration begins at 9:45 am: Carrie T: 803-435-8477
Aug 1 Summerton National Night OutClarendon County hosts:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at William Parker Gymnasium, 
          1154 Fourth St. in Summerton, with a wide variety of fun and activities, including prizes, food, soft drinks and music; 
          National Night Out is to “promoting neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership” :  803-435-4414
Aug 3-5, `15 Nic @ Nite: Registration: 5:45-6:30 pm with the fun starting at 6:30 pm: MHS Gym: 803-505-3208

Aug 3-7   Clarendon School Districts' Registration: 9-3:   803-435-4435

Aug 4  US Coast Guard Day, 1790  

Aug 4 Manning National Night Out: Clarendon County hosts from 6-8:30 p.m at the Manning Junior High School gymnasium, 
           1101 W.L. Hamilton Road in Manning, with a wide variety of fun and activities, including prizes, food, soft drinks and music; 
            National Night Out is to “promoting neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership” :  803-435-4414

Aug 6  Manning Popsicles in the Park: Bellwood Park: 6 PM: Main St. Manning: 803-435-8477

Aug 7  Manning Movie in the Park: Church Street Park: "Lilo and Stitch" come at 7 pm. Movie at sun set: 803-435-8477
Aug 7, 1782 Purple Heart Medal Established & National Purple Heart Day

Aug 7-9   15th Annual SC Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend !!!

Aug 8   Support our Veterans: VVA Annual LZ 960 Benefit Poker Run: 9 AM: Lakevue Landing: 803-478-4300 or 460-8551

Aug 15   Dancing with the Clarendon Stars: benefit several local charities inc. Habitat for Humanity: 7 PM: at TBD: 843-687-7774, 843-222-8689   Tickets: chamber, etc.

Aug 17   First day for students Clarendon School districts 1, 2, 3

Aug 19   First day for Clarendon Hall

Aug 20   First day for LMA

Aug 29   Pre-registration at Walmart in Manning 10 AM - 2 PM for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALK Oct 3:  
                   $20 for WALK and tee shirts; $25 at Walk October 3 with no guarantee of shirt. Ann Driggers

TBA 2015  Hometown Teams Video Grand Premier at Weldon Auditorium: 803-435-0328

Save the Date: Oct 3  Pilot Club Clarendon Walk for Brain Health: All funds raised help Clarendon County: 803-435-8289

Save the Date: Oct 23-24   Francis Marion Symposium: FE DuBose Campus/CCTC: 803-478-2645

Save the Date: Nov 3   Clarendon Co. Historical Society & Museum: Sports Tailgating Party: Home Town Teams: 803-435-0328


  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
 “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.
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'll need to add 3.75%.


The Swamp Fox as presented by Walt Disney:

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  c/o C. Hester
PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add 3.75%.

   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  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 ( most 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. Now Available: 12th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium DVDs, JD's work already on web.  Next one, maybe: Oct 23-24, 2015 Check later.

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition coming, 2014: 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

                                                                                                       Mail to:    c/o C. Hester, 

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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