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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 

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

Clarendon & Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society homepage


Francis Marion Trail

Swamp Fox Murals

Marion Revolutionary
War History

Francis Marion Symposium



Marion Related Books, Sales & Local Events-This page

Points of Interest

w/ Rev. Patriot Graves

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

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

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   Facebook: Francis Marion Symposium

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

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        “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 siteLake Marion Artisans Gallery:

         Main St., Summerton: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-460-2716 or Nancy F

     Summerton is establishing a Book Exchange Program See Bucky Brailsford, LM Gallery or Summerton City Hall 


                    May Area Events, 2017
  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / National Bike Month National Military Appreciation Month

  Character Word for May: Good Sportsmanship


 May 1 - June 15  Alligator hunting application deadline on-line only for season: Sept 9 - Oct 14: SCDNR: 803-734-3609: )


  May    For Business Person of the Year - Hayes Samuels, Ambassador - Paul Schumacher, &

              Citizen of the Year -Ann Driggers at May 25 Clar. Chamber Annual Dinner


 May 23   Manning High Baccalaureate: 6 PM Weldon, Manning

 May 24,  1918 US Army Air Service established  

 May 25  Ascension Thursday

 May 25  Clarendon Chamber Annual Dinner: Cypress Center-Mcleod Health, Manning: Socialize: 6:30 PM, Dinner: 7 PM: 803-435-4405: $40: (Business Person of the Year, Ambassador & Citizen of the Year: nominations by 5-4-17, RSVP by May 4, 17)

 May 26   LMA  last day of school

 May 26  Clarendon Hall High School Graduation: 7 PM at CHHS gym: 803-485-3550

 May 26, 2017  National Poppy Day Remember our fallen and support the living heroes
 May 27-28   15th Annual Lone Star Barbecue Mercantile Hoe Down: bluegrass & country music: 10-12 bands: Family –oriented: 803-854-2000, 803-515-3938: Lone Star BBQ & Mercantile, 2212 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29142  

 May 28  National Spelling Bee & Abby Richburg's competing
 May 28   44th  Season Santee Summer Ministry Begins - boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion at Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry every Sunday. Casual dress is welcome and a lawn chair for seating is recommended.  Lakeside on Wyboo Slough: Boyles Point is across from Camp Bob Cooper. By car, take SC 260 south out of Manning and go about 10 miles. At the power sub-station on the left and a church, turn right on Patriot Drive: 803-469-6770

 May 29  Memorial Day, 1st in 1868, Holiday Service: At Turbeville Veterans' Monument 11 AM: Ruritan Club,  Memorial Day Services: at Summerton's Dogwood Park: 485-2575, At CC Courthouse: Am. Legion, Manning: 11 AM

 May 29    Closed: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633
 May 29,  1953 
Sir Ed Hillary conquered Mt. Everest  
 May 29, 1903  Bob Hope born in Eltham, England    
 May 29, 1917  John F. Kennedy's Birthday

      Clarendon Area  June Events – 2017

    Character Word for June: Commitment

    Sundays  Santee Summer Ministry Begins: Boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion

June 1  Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

June 1 - July 31   Summer Reading Program: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

June 1    Last Day of School for Students Clarendon Schools District 1,2,3

June 1   Phoenix High School Graduation at Weldon: 5 PM: 803-433-SHOW

June 1  Knit Night - Program for adults - meet at the library and knit! 5:30 to 7:00pm: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

June 2, 1731 First First Lady's birthday: Martha Washington birthday

June 2    Clarendon Districts 1 & 3 High School Graduations @ 6 or 7 PM  

June 3    Clarendon District 2 High School Graduation 8:30 AM ?? @ Ramsey Stadium, Manning

June 3   Dixie Elliott's Carolina Dance Academy Recital: Weldon ?4 PM: Manning: 803-433-7469

June 3   National Trails Day  Clean up a trail.  

June 3    Giant Garage Sale  JC Britton Park: 7-noon: Clarendon Recreation Dept.: 473-3543

June 3   25th Florence Co. Sheriff's Office Fishing Tournament, Lake Marion, John Land Landing:  Adults Pre-Register $25: 843-665-2121 ext 339•  Registration Fee $25.00. Wayne H

Sundays: June - Aug   46th  Season Santee Summer Ministry Begins: Boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion at Edwin Boyle. Casual and a lawn chair recommended.  Lakeside on Wyboo Slough: Boyles Point is across from Camp Bob Cooper.

June 4 - Aug 10   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks: SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001

June 5  World Environment Day

June 5, 1783   First public balloon ascent in France 

June 5, 17  Summerton’s Summer Kick-off Party, The Movie UP, Food & Fun, Sponsored by Duck Fest at Sunset, bring your chair, etc.

June 6, 1944   Remember D-Day, Invasion of Normandy 70th Anniversary

June 8  World Ocean Day     

June 9, 1862   US abolished slavery

June 10  Goat Island Boat Club, Scholarship Poker Run: 803-574-1205

June 10   8th Spring Fling Car & Bike Show: Community Angels Fund: Register: 10-12, Show 12-4 PM: Pre-register: $15, day of: $20

                         Location:  Main Street, Summerton:  Angela 803-979-4950, Adrian: 803-979-7602  

June 10  National Iced Tea Day

June 10  National Get Outdoors Day

June 10  Children's Program (Time TBA): Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

June 10  Manning Farmers Market Grand Opening: 8 am - Noon every Saturday: until Oct 8: Manning: 803-435-8477 ext 5132

June 11   National Children's Day 

June 11   Shabach Ministry presents “The Devil on Trial” at Weldon. Play time and Ticket prices TBA: 803-433-7469

June 14     Flag Day and    US Army Birthday, 1775  

June 15   Alligator hunting application deadline on-line only for season: Sept 9 - Oct 14: SCDNR: 803-734-3609

June 15    Porkchop Productions & Harvin Clarendon Library  will hold “The Three Little Pigs” at 2 pm at the library, 215 N. Brooks St. in Manning: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

June 15  Summerton Rotary Annual Dinner

June 18     Happy Father's Day     

June 19, 1885   Statue of Liberty received

June 20, 1941   US Army Air Force established

June 20-24  Miss South Carolina 2017 Crowned Township Auditorium, Columbia

June 21    First day of summer - Longest Day of the Year - Summer Solstice

 June 22, 1942 Pledge of Allegiance Recognized By Congress

 June 23  Olympic Day - Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games

 June 23    Take Your Dog to Work Day  annually

 June 24   St. Jean Baptiste Day - Canada annually

 June 24  Great American Backyard Campout  

 June 24   Electronics Waste Collection Recycling Day 9am to 2 pm at Clarendon County Administration Building Parking Lot 411 Sunset Drive, Manning

 June 25, 1950 Korean War Began

June 27  Magic Show with the Wagsters at 10:30am: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 June 28-July 2    126th NSDAR Continental Congress, Washington, DC

 June 28  Carolina Day Downtown Charleston & Parade celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. Colonel William Moultrie commanded Fort Sullivan, he and the Second South Carolina Regiment repelled assaults by the Royal Navy and the British Army: Charleston: 843-723-3225, ext. 11

 June 29, 1953   Congress authorized Interstate Highways 

 June 30   Back Porch  Players/Singers Patriotic Review, Tribute to All Veterans, Ticket $10 @ Weldon: 803-433-7469

        July 2017   Clarendon Area Events

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

       Character Word for July: Cooperation

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

July 1 Canada Day 

July 1, 1941   First sponsored TV commercial 

Every Wednesday   Pre-school Storytime Children's Program: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633    Storytime for Children under 5 years old will take place every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am (except Aug & Dec)

July 1-8, 2017 Annual Camp Happy Days, Camp Bob Cooper: Bill E: 460-7666

July 2, 1926  US Army Air Corps Established

July 4, 2017 Independence Day 4th of July Parade: New Zion, 10 AM: New Zion Committee

July 4  4th of July Celebrations - Boats & Fireworks, Camp Bob Cooper Area

July 4, 1802  West Point Military Academy opened

July 4, 1872  Calvin Coolidge's Birthday

July 11, 1955 US Air Force Academy dedicated

July 14, 1927  Peggy Parish Birthday ( Amelia Bedelia, author)

July 15, 1954   First US jet passenger flight

July 17, 17  Clown Show with Lee Andrews at 10:30am: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

July 20, 1969  First Manned Moon Landing, Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin

July 23, 2017   Parents' Day or  July 23, 17 Respect for Parents Day  (Sunday yearly

July 27 Remember National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day , Korean War Ended 1953

July 28, 1914  World War I Began

July 28, 17  National Teen Lock In 6:00 to 9:00pm: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

July 28-29, 17 (late July) Delta Aquatids Meteor showers

July 29, 17 International Tiger Day

July 30, 17 International Day of Friendship

July 31, 2017  All Summer Reading Clubs end: Harvin Clarendon Library, Manning: 803-435-8633

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017  British Soccer Camp : JC Britton Park: Rec. Dept., Manning: Ages: 3-4, 4-5, 6-9, 7-16 and 10-16. Go to County website:,  to the Parks and Recreation, to British Soccer Or Register on line at:  or 803-473-3543 

   Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a healthy snack/packed lunch.


Save the Date: September 30, 17  Return of Pig Tales! at the library: Details coming this summer: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633














                                  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.

    2017 SAR poster contest subject:  Col. Isaac Hayne

    2016 SAR poster contest subject:  The Battle of Fort Sullivan

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

    2014 SAR poster contest subject:  General 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, or email your questions:

   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


     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



The Swamp Fox Murals show scenes from life as it was over 240 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 $.50 on $13 & $1.00 on $24.

      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


        May 2013, Dr. Swager's:

      The Musgrove Mill Historic Site   (Get from Musgrove Mill Historic Site, Clinton, SC)


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


 Ricky Roberts & Bryan Brown:

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


 Robert Bass:

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


 B. G. P. Horry & Parson M. L. Weems:

"The Life of General Francis Marion"   $10


William Willis Boddie:

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


 Find on Amazon: Todd Andrilik:

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


Good work, find on Amazon: Scott Aiken:

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

                          "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.  (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)

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition, 2014, get from Jack or Amazon:  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