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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 

 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

Tentatively: 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.

        Until - Apr 13  Battle of the Bulge: Clarendon vs Newberry: Teams: Sign up at The Zone: 803-435-5200

     March  2015

  Women's History Month / Music in Our Schools / American Red Cross Month

   Character Word for March: Self-Discipline

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

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


 Mar 10 – 28, 1781  Mount Hope Harassment / Bridges Campaign  

 Mar 15   March Madness Begins      

 Mar 23-27    National Youth Violence Prevention Week: 803-435-2121

 Mar 26    "Charity Martini Tasting" @  Courtyard of Land, Parker & Welch: 6 - 8 pm: for Habitat for Humanity: $30, Tickets: Chamber, Radio Shack, Land, Parker, & Welch: 803-433-4189 

Mar 27     Relay for Life Fundraiser. Bake Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. County Administration Bldg.

          411 Sunset Dr. (Hwy 301) Manning. 803-435-4414 Annett

 Mar 27- 29   31st Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Outdoor Show, State Fairgrounds, Columbia: Palmetto State's Wildest Weekend!

 Mar 28   Black Out Cancer Walk: Liberty Hill AME Church Liberty Hill Church Rd, Summerton: for Relay for Life:

               Registration: $10: 8 AM Walk: 9 AM. Contact Debra B: 803-862-5559

 Mar 28  Carolina Cup Camden Carolina Cup: 

 Mar 28   Exhibit: Indian Artifacts: SC Waterfowl/Camp Woodie: 9 AM to 3 PM: 9833 Old River Rd., Pinewood: 452-6001: DaveW: 803-600-8979

 Mar 28  Clarendon NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet: 6 PM: Taw Caw Outreach Center, Summerton: Mary C: (843) 372-4117 or (843) 659-4472

 Mar 30   Palm Sunday

 Mar 30 - April 3   Spring Break - No School  Clarendon Districts 1,2, 3 Schools & Adult Ed. CCTC

 ?Mar TBA, 15 Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame (CCAHOF) Banquet: Guest Speaker: TBA: Manning Jr. Hi. Gym: $25: 6 PM: 803-435-4405


     Clarendon April 2015 Events

 National Poetry Month;  Jamestown, VA settled 408 years ago, 1607

 Character Word for April: Positive Attitude  

 Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Manley Scholarship nominees & winner's display:

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

 April 1  Happy All Fools' Day

 Apr 1  JCMC-Haven of Rest monthly meeting 10 AM:  New Covenant Presbyterian Church: Ann D: 803-460-5572

 April 2   Easter Egg Hunt by Main St. Manning: Gibbons Street Park: Children 11 & under: 6 PM, Movie at Dark: 803-435-8477

 April 3   Good Friday  

 April 3   Passover Begins

April 3, 2015  BBQ Sale. Please order by Monday, March 30. The King Team's Easter BBQ Sale: 11 am - 4 pm at William's Chapel Christian Church, Greeleyville Highway, Manning. Prices: BBQ pork-$12 per lb, whole BBQ chickens-$10 each, and BBQ pork sandviches-$5.00 each. Please order from any King Team member, or call Paulette K: 803-473-6070.

 April 3-4   Closed: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 April 4, 1948  NATO founded     

 April 4   37th  Cooper River Bridge Run at Charleston - 8 AM

 April 4    Partial Lunar Eclipse:

 Apr 4 & 6   Final Four (men) in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis & Apr 5 & 7 Final four (Women) in Tampa

 April 5    Happy Easter Sunday  

 April 6  US Army Day, US enters WWI, 1917  

 April 8   Storytime: 10:30 AM:  Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633 

 April 9 Clarendon II Fine Arts Extravaganza: Weldon: 803-433-7469:

 April 11 Weldon Presents Gospel Festival 7 PM $15: Weldon: 803-433-7469:

 April 9–12   Pee Dee Plant & Flower Festival, Florence

 April 10   Tax Preparation Assistance with VITA Tax: 10-2 PM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 April 10   The Men of Distinction (Shag, Swing, Jazz & Big Band): Cypress after 5: Cypress Center: 435-5246  

 April 11  Miss Puddin' Swamp Festival Pageant, Turbeville

April 11, 2015  Gospel Program in Memory of Dominique Lashawn Dingle: 6 PM:
Liberty Hill AME Church. Liberty Hill Church Rd. Summerton, South Carolina. Featuring: many choirs and praise dancer. A Love offering will be taken. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life! Contact Debra B: 803-682-5559

 ?April 11-12, 14  Master Gardeners Plant Sale: Fri.: 9-5 & Sat. 9-2: Land, Parker & Welch Courtyard, 29 Mill St.,  Manning: CarrieT

 April 11   Grand Opening Cruise-In: Fayz at the Lake: 12-6 PM: Register your car: 803-478-3805

 April 11  Carolina Bass Challenge Tournament: Chamber/Nelson: 435-4405

 April 11   Clarendon Gospel Festival: @ Weldon Auditorium 803-433-7469

 April 12, 1981  First US space shuttle launched

 April 12-18   National Library Week:  NO fines on overdue items returned during this week: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633:

 April 12-18   42nd National Volunteer Week 

 April 13, 1743  Thomas Jefferson  

 April 14  Pan American Day 

 Apr 14-24   S.C. High School Exit Exam / HSAP Exam - grades 10-12  

 April 15  Income Tax Day

 April 15  In Memory Day, Patriot's Day & the Boston Marathon

 April 15-16   Holocaust Remembrance Day

 April 15   Teddy Bear Picnic at 10:30: to celebrate Week of the Young Child: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 April 16   Summerton Rotary Club presents Yve Evans from California in Concert: Summerton Cultural Center: 7 PM: Tickets all Rotarians: 803-433-2212

 Apr 16-23, 1781  Siege of Fort Watson  

 April 16-18   8th Annual Puddin’ Swamp Festival: Turbeville:

       16: “Taste of Puddin’ Swamp”: 7 PM @ Pine Grove UMC Gym: Tickets: $20:

               Amusement Rides on Town Square 6 pm –  11 pm: 843-598-2116;

    Fri. 17 Street Dance  

    Sat. 18: Puddin Swamp Festival: 9 AM: 5k Run/Walk; 10 am – 11 pm: Arts & Crafts & fireworks:

                 Booths, Food Vendors, Amusement Rides, Car Show 9 am – 2 pm: 803-435-5200

 Apr 18  Striped Bass Festival Pageant: Weldon: 5 PM (ages 0-6) & 8 PM (7 & up): 803-473-0839: $5: Cheryl: 803-473-0838

 Apr 18   Striped Bass Boat Poker Run: 9 AM - 5 PM, John Land Landing:   Info: Wanda J @ 803.478.6228, Sandy R @ 803.478.8458, Alfred K @ 803.478.2691  

 Apr 18  Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Manley Scholarship Nominees & Winner Reception:

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

 ?April 19, 14 Relay for Life Pageant at Manning Jr. Hi: 4 PM

 ?April 19, 2014 American Legion Baseball Fundraiser Dinner: TBD, at Manning United Methodist Church: 6PM: fund raiser for Manning Santee Baseball Team: $50.00 per person, includes a season pass for the American Legion team and meal. Tickets:  First Palmetto Bank, Anderson Pharmacy, Chamber & Bill Brewer.

 April 19, 1775  Patriot’s Day: America’s War for Independence began: Battles of Lexington & Concord:

                  as important as July 4, 1776:  “Patriot’s Day.”  It was the day that the shot  was fired that was heard ’round the world.

 April 21, 2015  Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center presents Eliza Lucas Pinckney at 7:00 pm.  Free program in the museum,

                             call the museum (803) 897-2225 to reserve your seat!

 April 22   EARTH DAY  

 April 22  Administrative Professionals Day

 April 22    Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633 

 April 22-23   Lyrids Meteor Showers - night of - moon Rises after midnight

 April 23   Honor St. George, Martyred in AD 303 

 April 24  National  Arbor Day (Dec. in SC)

April 24, 2015  Relay for Life Golf Tournament: Clarendon Health System: Shannon Greens Golf Course, Manning. Captain's Choice--4 Man Team.  Picnic Lunch: 11 am, Shotgun start at 11:45 am Reception immediately following. $50 each player. $300 Hole Sponsor. Contact Johnnie G: 803-478-2323  work or 803-460-6724 cell.

 April 24-25   36th  Clarendon Striped Bass Festival  2015

 April 24  Striped Bass Festival   OPENING Ceremony: SB Festival:  w/Harry Blanding Band Downtown Manning: 803-435-4405

 April 25  Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament - Jake (SCOTT Tournament): Register before Apr 22: Chamber:  803-435-4405

 April 25   Striped Bass Festival "Super Saturday" Parade: 10 AM & Fest: all day near Courthouse Square, Manning:

                   Crafts, Entertainment, Music, Food: 803-435-4405

 April 25   Library Closed:  Come see us at our booth at the Striped Bass Festival: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 April 24-May 2   $100,000 in prizes 3rd annual ArtFields(R) competition in Lake City

 April 25, 1898 Spanish American War began  

April 26   Open House with the Friends of the Library:3-5:  Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

April 26, 1785 Wildlife artist & conservationist John J. Audubon born      

 April 27   Relay for Life Survivor Dinner Manning First Baptist Church: 6pm: 803-410-0080 Karen

 Apr 30- May 3   The Black Cowboy "Man or Myth" AAC Festival: Trail ride, Competitioon, Food, Music: Greenfield Farm, Rembert, SC 803-499-9658  

 Apr  30   American Revolution Round Table – SC: Beaufort and Hilton Head Island:  Luncheon meeting:  Advanced paid reserv.: (843) 705-3090





                                 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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