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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 

 2014  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

Best ever:

 Oct 24-25, 2014

     DVDs of 2013 available


Francis Marion Living History Encampment

   Coming: Feb 26-28, 2015


Marion Related Books, Sales & Local Events


Points of Interest

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 Museum: Thursday & Friday 1-4, Saturday10-2; By appointment: Turbeville History Center: Historical Pictures and Story Telling: Main St, Turbeville: 843-659-2781


   November 2014 Clarendon Events  Character Word for November: Citizenship

                               Aviation History Month + American Indian Heritage Month

Buy ticket for Nov 22 Clarendon BBQ: Smokin Hot Butts BBQ: Clarendon Chamber: 803-435-4405

Buy tickets: Nov 1-30  Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.” Drawings Dec 1-24: 803-435-4405, 803-433-2535

Nov:  Clarendon Chamber:  Business Person of the Year - Gene Phillips, Ambassador - Kim Johnson & Citizen -  GG Cutter of the Year)

Get your tickets: Until Dec 18 Summerton Rotary Club: Help the Schools:  Prizes: $1500, $750 or $250: Anderson Pharmacy: 803-433-2212

Nov 17-23   National Geography Awareness Week

Nov 17-22   American Education Week

Nov 17-23  Operation Christmas Child  Collection Drop-off @ Emmanuel Baptist: Sheila: 803-478-2816: 

                   Mon-Wed: 1PM-3PM; Thurs-Sat: 10AM-4PM; Sun: 12PM-3PM: 803-435-8252

Nov 18   CHS Beauty Pageant

Nov 19, 1863  Gettysburg Address

Nov 19  Free Public Storytime: Clarendon Harvin Library for 2-5 year olds 10:30 AM

Nov 20 Deercreek Open House: Deercreek at Wyboo: BAH: 5:30-7:30

Nov 20  Duke Football @ Durham vs UNC @ 7:45 PM

Nov 21   Great American Smoke Out: 803-435-2121 Caroline  

Nov 21  Cypress Golf Classic - great golf day: benefit Cypress Foundation

              and their many healthcare programs and projects: Wyboo Golf Club: lunch 11 AM, Golf: 11:45:  Scherrie

Nov 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated  

Nov 22 Clarendon BBQ safe: Smokin Hot Butts BBQ

              Smokin Hot Butts BBQ (Whole Boston Butts $30): Chamber Board Members will pre-sale tickets and

               pick up will be at the Manning Farmer's Market Parking Lot: 10 am -1 pm: benefit Chamber: 803-435-4405

Nov 22 Business by the Book Seminar: CCTC, Sumter: 8-3:30 PM: Register

11-22 Clemson  Football vs GA State
Nov 22 - Jan 1, 15  "Tie One On" Safety Campaign: 435-2121  MADD
Nov 25   Pilot Club Christmas Bazaar  @ Manning Presbyterian Church, Brooks Street: 4-6 PM: 478-6062; 473-3677 Church

Nov 27   Happy Thanksgiving Day  +  Nov 24-28  Districts 1,2 3 Student Holidays: week long
Nov 29
 at Clemson

Nov 29   Duke Football @ Durham vs Wake Forest

Nov 29   Small Business Saturday - Shop small / locally: Small Business Saturday Recharge 

          with continental breakfast while it lasts: 10 am - 11 am in former B-Mart Shopping Center Parking Lot

Nov 30   First Advent Sunday

Nov 30, 2014  Christmas Parade: 4 PM, Manning


       December 2014 Clarendon Events December 2014

Character Word for December: Compassion

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

Enjoy Christmas Concerts in your favorite Churches & Schools 

Get your tickets: until Dec 18 Summerton Rotary Club: Help the Schools:  Prizes: $1500, $750 or $250: Anderson Pharmacy: 803-433-2212

Dec 1  World Aids Day

Dec 1-24 Drawings Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.”: 803-435-4405, 803-433-2535

Dec 4, 14  Cypress Foundation Lights for Love Tree Lighting & Celebration: 5 PM Main Lobby Clarendon Health System

Dec 4  MHS Beauty Pageant: Weldon: 6 PM: 803-433-7469

Dec 4   American Revolution Round Table – SC: Beaufort and Hilton Head Island:  Luncheon meeting at Indigo Run

               Re-enactor & his supplies  Advanced paid reservation.

Dec 5  Manning Youth Council presents Christmas movie: Polar Express at Weldon: 6 PM: $2: 803-433-7469: Carrie & Ansley

  Lake Marion  2014  Christmas Parade of Boats-Decorate your boat:  Check water level

 Dec 5    Taw Caw Creek - Goat Island - At 7 PM Al: 803-460-4422

 Dec 6    Potato Creek - Wyboo Creek  5:30 (at Dusk): 803-460-4422

  The Goat Island Boat Club Christmas Boat Parade  Dec. 5 Goat Island and Taw  Caw, meet at John C Land Landing 7pm;

  Dec. 6 Potato Creek / Wyboo meet at the end of Potato Creek at sundown. Everyone is invited to put a boat in and join us.  Call Alfred K 803-460-4422

Dec 6, Before 1809 St. Nicholas Day Established

Dec 6   Giant Garage Sale @ JC Britton Park, Raccoon Rd, Manning:  7-noon: Clarendon Recreation Dept.: 803- 473-3543: BridgetE.

Dec 6  Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair 8 am – 1 pm: Clarendon Community Center Complex, Clar. Rec. Dept., Manning CCRD 803-433-0103 or 803-473-3543

Dec 6   Christmas Days Bazaar (Crafts, Food, etc.) @ St Matthias Episcopal. Ch., Summerton 10-2: Get tickets for famous chicken platter:

              JudyL 803-478-8284; Tracy M: 803-485-2358

Dec 6  Barrineau Christmas parade: 11 AM at Barrineau Crossroads

Dec 6  Turbeville Christmas Parade: 4 PM  & tree lighting: Town Sq.: 843-659-2781

Dec 7, 1941  Pearl Harbor Day - Remembrance Day

Dec 9 - moved to 15th:   282 Army Band Free Concert 7pm @  803-433-7469

Dec 9   Clarendon Chamber Christmas Party: Historic Alderman 20 in 1/Belk Building by FTC: 6-8 PM: 803-435-4405

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

Dec 10  Human Rights Day

December 12, 1780  Battle of Half Way Swamp

Dec 13-14  Geminids Meteor Showers

Dec 13  National Guard Birthday  

Dec 13 Prescription Take Back Campaign: 10-2 PM:Clarendon Behavioral Health Services: 14 N. Church St., Manning: 803-435-2121

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

Dec 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Day

New date: Dec 15   282 Army Band Free Concert 7pm @  803-433-7469

Dec 17, 1903  Wright Brothers' First Flight   

Dec 18  Clarendon School District 1 Arts in the Schools: Summerton Cultural Arts Center

Dec 18  (1/2 day) - Jan 4, 2015  School Districts 1, 2, 3, CH Holidays - NO School  

Dec 20  115th Christmas Bird Count Santee NW Refuge:  Dennis F:  843.795.3996   Please contact Dennis F to participate.

  Meet at refuge Visitor Center: 6:30 AM Dennis will send your packet in advance:  or  843-708-1605

Dec 21, 1620  Pilgrims Landed  

Dec 21   Winter Begins - Shortest Day of the Year  

Dec 25  Have a wonderful Family Holy Season.  Merry Christmas

Dec 26-Jan 1, 2015  Kwanzaa

Dec 26 Canadian Boxing Day

Dec 28   Swamp Fox Murals Trail 13th Anniversary of First Mural for History across Clarendon County

Dec 31   Happy New Year's Eve



                                 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.

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 about 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



                 NEW  Prints (14" x 11") of the 1 panel of the

                           "Reflections" mural  is NOW available.





               NOW available:  NEW  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"  $20

  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" #1 (2003), #2 (2004), #3 (2005), #4 (2006), #5 (2007), #6 (2008), #7 (2009 - free when you order 3 others), # 8 (2010), #9 (2011), #10 (2012), #11 (2013) Videos/DVDs:  $15 each or 2 for $25. Coming 12th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium DVDs, JD's work already on web.  Next one, maybe: Oct 23-24, 2015

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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