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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 

2016  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

Plan for: Oct 21-22, 2016

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

Great way to learn history: 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

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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

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

        Happy May 2016 Clarendon Area Events

       Character Word for May: Good Sportsmanship

        Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / National Bike Month National Military Appreciation Month
 May   "Carnival for a Cure" for Relay for Life, Paint the Town Purple

 May 1-June 15  Alligator hunting applications for season: Sept 10-Oct 8: SCDNR: 803-734-3609 


 May 1 - June 12  Clarendon Co. Rec. Dept Football registration: Rec. office ( Raccoon Rd. Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5 pm): 

                    Football ages: 7-9 or 10-11: 803-473-3543: Cost to register for FOOTBALL is $45; 803-473-3543   

 May 27   LMA  last day of school

 May 27  Clarendon Hall High School Graduation: 7 PM at CHHS gym: 803-485-3550
 May 28-29   14th 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 29,  1953  Sir Ed Hillary conquered Mt. Everest  
 May 29    44th  Season Santee Summer Ministry Begins - Boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion at Edwin Boyle

                      Santee Summer Ministry every Sunday. Casual: 803-469-6770

 May 29, 1903  Bob Hope born in Eltham, England    
 May 29, 1917  John F. Kennedy's Birthday

 May 30  Memorial Day, 1st in 1868, Holiday: 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 30   Closed: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

     Clarendon Area  June Events – 2016

     Character Word for June: Commitment

 Each Wednesday: Cypress Farmers Market: 2 pm: hospital loading dock: The Zone: 803-435-5200

 Sundays June - Aug   45th  Season Santee Summer Ministry Begins - boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion at

             Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry every Sunday. Casual dress  and a lawn chair for seating: 803-469-6770

June 1  Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

June 1  Children's Day

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

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

June TBA   Phoenix High School Graduation @ Weldon: 7 PM: 803-433-SHOW

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

June 2 Fundraiser Plate Dinner Sale by the Scott’s Branch Football Team & Coach: 12-5: at SBHS Gym: $6: 803-574-2100

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

June 4   Clarendon Districts 2 High School Graduations @ 8:30 AM: Ramsey Football Stadium 

June 4   National Trails Day  Clean up a trail.  ?Ft Jackson Passage Palmetto Conservation Foundation: 8 AM: 803-494-3713

June 4    Giant Garage Sale  JC Britton Park: 7-noon: Clarendon Recreation Dept.: 473-3543

June 4    Summerton Lions Club Golf Tournament: Foxboro: 9 AM: 803-478-2151: Jim Lovell

June 4   Dixie Elliott's Carolina Dance Academy Recital: Weldon ?4 PM: Manning: 803-433-7469
June 5 - Aug 11   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks:  : SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001

June 5, 1783   First public balloon ascent in France 

Jun 6, 1944   Remember D-Day, Invasion of Normandy 70th Anniversary
June 8  World Ocean Day

June 8    Children's Program: Storytelling with Donna Washington: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633  

June 9, 1862   US abolished slavery

June 10  National Iced Tea Day

June 10 Main Street Manning Movie in the Park: Church Street Park after sunset:

TBA  Maybe not - no response from Sumter RC - Annual Red Cross Auction: Manning UMC 5:30 PM: John Milton O: 803-433-2696: 17 E. Rigby St, Manning 

June 11    Azalea Garden Club Garden Tour: Manning & surrounding area: $15 for Garden Tour: 9-3, $10 for boxed lunch: 11-2: 803-478-8381, 803-435-2314

June 11  National Get Outdoors Day  

June 11   Goat Island Boat Club Scholarship Poker Run: music, food, door prizes, t-shirts: JayM: 803-460-0907:   

June 11   Manning Farmers Market Grand Opening: 8 am - Noon every Saturday: until Oct 8: Manning: 803-435-8477

June 12   National Children's Day

June 13-17   Bass Federation Southern Divisional Tournament

June 13-30  CCTC Adult Ed. Summer Session: Mon- Thurs.: 8:30-11:30: FE DuBose Campus: Lisa J: 803-473-2531

June 14  Primary elections - Go vote

June 14    Flag Day and    US Army Birthday, 1775  

June 15, 16  SC Fire Service Legislative Day

June 15  Alligator hunting application deadline on-line only for season: Sept 10 - Oct 8: SCDNR: 803-734-3609
June 16  Summerton Rotary Annual Dinner

June 18   Bass Federation SC High School Championship: John Land Landing

June 18   CCTC Final 4 Registration Series: 10am to 1pm: FE Dubose Campus: 803-473-2531

June 19, 1885   Statue of Liberty received
June 19
    Happy Father's Day  + Father/Son Breakfast @ Manning U.M. Church, 8:30 AM: 435-8115 (Bill Smith)

June 20    First day of summer - Longest Day of the Year - Summer Solstice

June 20, 1941   US Army Air Force established
June 22, 1942
Pledge of Allegiance Recognized By Congress
June 23  Olympic Day - Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games

June 24   St. Jean Baptiste Day - Canada annually

June 21-25  Miss South Carolina 2016 Crowned Township Auditorium, Columbia
June 25, 1950 Korean War Began

June 25  Great American Backyard Campout

June 26    Take Your Dog to Work Day   

June 27    Porkchop Productions presents Tortoise & the Hare: 11 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

June 28   Primary Elections Run Off, if needed.

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   Field to You: Weldon Front Parking Lot: Local farmer's products: 6-8 PM: donations to local farmers: Tickets: $15: Clemson Extension, Chamber, Manning Times


    Coming Events - Save the Dates:

 Aug 6, 16  Dancing with the Clarendon Stars: benefit  local charities at Cypress Center

 Oct 21-22, 16  Francis Marion Symposium: FE DuBose Campus, CCTC:









                                  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.


    2016 SAR poster contest subject:  The Battle of Fort Sullivan

    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.

 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'  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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