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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

Next: Oct 23-24, 2015

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

   Fun Time & out of the wind & cold: 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 Museum: Thursday & Friday 1-4, Saturday10-2

    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: Manley Scholarship nominees & winner's display:

          Main St., Summerton: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-478-8284

       Clarendon Events   May   2015

    Character Word for May: Good Sportsmanship

  May 1 - June 12  Clarendon Co. Rec. Dept Football registration: Rec. office (at ball fields, 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 1-June 15  Alligator hunting applications for season: SCDNR: 803-734-3609 

  May 1-Aug 15  Get Your Miles in Style - 90 day Physical Activity challenge: $90: The Zone: 803-435-5200

  Wednesdays:   Cypress Farmers Market: 2 - 5 pm at the hospital loading dock. Open to the public & Hospital

         employees to purchase fresh, locally grown organic produce, The Zone at (803) 435-5200 Travis


  May 21, 1881 American Red Cross Founded

  May 21    Clarendon Historical Society Trip: Historic Brooks Street: 10 AM at Dr. Ridgeway’s: Register: $20: Sign-up for food: 803-435-8289; 803-435-0328

  May 21  Clarendon Development Board Golf Tournament: George K

  May 22  National Maritime Day

  May 22   Dance-A-Thon FE DuBose Career Center Auditorium: $5: 8 PM - 1 AM: Benefit Carolina C.O.P.S.,

    Community Service Project for CC's Law Enforcement Services Class: 803-473-2531

  May 22  Clarendon Hall High School Graduation: 7 PM at CHHS gym: 803-485-3550

  May 23   World Turtle Day

  May 24, 1918 US Army Air Service established  

  May 23-24   14th Annual Lone Star Barbecue Mercantile Hoe Down: bluegrass & country music: 10-12 bands: Family–oriented:

               803-854-2000, 803-515-3938: 2212 State Park Road, Santee, SC 29142   

  May 24, 15  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 (formerly Old River Road), turn at the second paved road on the left, turn to the left where the road makes a 90 degree turn to the right. 803-469-6770.

  May 25   Memorial Day services: 11 AM: Veterans’ Monument Turbeville by Turbeville Ruritan Club, Douglas & Black River American Legion posts, 

              at Summerton's Dogwood Park; At CC Courthouse: Am. Legion, Manning: 11 AM

  May 25    Closed: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

  May 27   Manning High Baccalaureate: 6 PM Weldon, Manning

  May 29, 1903  Bob Hope born in Eltham, England    

  May 29, 1917  John F. Kennedy's Birthday

  May 30  Dixie Elliott's Carolina Dance Academy Recital: Weldon: Manning: 803-433-7469

  May 30-31   CATT SC Championship Tournament - Chamber 435-4405 Fishing Tournament


     Clarendon June Events – 2015   Character Word for June: Commitment
   Clarendon Museum Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat. 10-2: 433-0328

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

  June 1  Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

  May 31 - Aug 6   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks: SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001

  All summer: June - Aug   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.

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

June 1- July 30  Summer Youth Activities: The Zone: Summertime Swim Lessons through the end of July. 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.  Call The Zone for more information or stop by to sign up for either program. 50 E. Hospital Street, Manning SC; 803-435-5200

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

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

  June 3  Phoenix High School Graduation @ Weldon Auditorium   803-433-SHOW

  June 5  WLTX-TV Show in front of a Swamp Fox Mural: 5 AM, Manning: 803-435-4405

  June 5   Last Day of School for Students Clarendon Schools District 1,2,3

  June 5  Clarendon Districts 1 & 3 High School Graduations @ 6 or 7 PM

  June 6, 1944   Remember D-Day, Invasion of Normandy 71st Anniversary

  June 6   Clarendon District 2 High School Graduation @ Ramsey Stadium, Manning

  June 6   National Trails Day  Clean up a trail: 803-494-3713

 June 6   Giant Garage Sale  JC Britton Park: 7-noon: Clarendon Recreation Dept.: 473-3543

 June 6  Community Angels Fund Spring Fling Car & Bike Show: Register: 10-12, Show 12-4 PM:

 New Location: Main Street, Summerton: Community Angels Fund: Angela 803-979-4950,

 June 8  World Ocean Day     

 June 8   Adult Ed. Summer School begins: FE DuBose Career Campus/CCTC: 473-2531

 June 10  National Iced Tea Day

 June 10   Birds of Prey Children's Program by Lowcountry Raptor: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633 

  June 11    10th Annual Red Cross Auction & Lamar Dinner: Manning UMC 5:30 PM; $5: John Milton Odom:  433-2696, 803-460-8684, 803-460-4955, Will take items: Wed, 2:30-6, Th 2:30-until dinner

  June 13  National Children's Day

  June 13  National Get Outdoors Day

  June 13   Manning Farmers Market Grand Opening: 8 am - Noon every Saturday: Manning: 803-435-8477

  June 14    Flag Day and    US Army Birthday, 1775  

  June 15  Alligator hunting application deadline for season: Sept 12 - Oct 10, '15: SCDNR: 803-734-3609: 

  June 20, 1941   US Army Air Force established

  June 21    Happy Father's Day + Father/Son Breakfast @ Manning U.M. Church: 8:30 AM: 435-8115

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

  June 22, 1942 Pledge of Allegiance Recognized By Congress

  June 22    Porkchop Productions presents Stone Soup: 11 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

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

  June 24   St. Jean Baptiste Day - Canada

  June 25, 1950 Korean War Began

  June 26    Take Your Dog to Work Day

 June 26    Dixie Minors (8 - 10 yrs.) baseball District 9 All-Star tournament: JC Britton Park: Clarendon Recreation Dept.: 473-3543

  June 27  Great American Backyard Campout  

  June 27  Miss South Carolina 2015 Crowned Township Auditorium, Columbia

  June 27  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

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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