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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 

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

Clarendon & Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society homepage

SALES page - Marion related items for sale


      “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



    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 site and

    Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Main St., Summerton.

   A Summerton Book Exchange Program is at Lake Marion Gallery: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-460-2716

            November 2017 Clarendon Events    Character Word for November: Citizenship

  Wednesdays:  PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633: Storytime for Children under 5 years old  

  Nov Buy tickets: for Dec 1-24  Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.” Drawings 24 straight days: 803-435-4405

  TBA  Turbeville Ruritan Pancake Supper: 5:30-7:30 PM ECHS Cafe

  Nov. Manning is to officially dedicate the historic district street

..    Permanent RX (Prescription) Drop Box in Clarendon County at the Sheriff’s Office   

Nov 1 - March 1, 2018  Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Closed: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217 

Nov 21, 1783  First hot air balloon flight


Nov 21 - Jan 1, 18  "Tie One On" Safety Campaign: 435-2121  MADD

Nov 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated 

Nov 23, 24, 25    Library Closed: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

Nov 23   Happy Thanksgiving Day    Nov 20-22   Districts 1,2 3 Student Holidays: week long

Nov 25     Carolina   vs Clemson at Cola.

Nov 25     Duke Football @ Wake Forest

Nov 26   Manning Christmas Parade of Lights: 5:30 PM

Nov 27    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR Holiday Luncheon Lakewood Plantation: 11:30 PM: Send in reservations $16: DAR, 55 Reedy Court, Manning 29102

Nov 27-28   Clarendon County Adult Education Registration & Orientation:  FE Dubose Career Center, Manning, 8:30 am for day program students or 5 pm for evening program students.  Contact Lisa J: 803-473-2531 more info.

Nov 28   Happy National Giving Day

Nov 30   A Main Street Christmas: 5:30-7:30 PM: 10 Main St, Summerton: Carolers, Pictures with Santa, Tree Lighting, Extended Shop Hours & more!

           December 2017 Clarendon Events   -  Character Word for December: Compassion

Enjoy Christmas Concerts in your favorite Churches & Schools 

Permanent RX (Prescription) Drop Box in Clarendon County at the Sheriff’s Office  

Dec 2   Breakfast with Santa: 8-10 AM: Manning Restaurant: by Optimist Club

Dec 2   Christmas Days Bazaar (Crafts, Food, etc.) @ St Matthias Episcopal. Ch.: 10-2: Summerton: Get tickets for famous chicken plate: $8:  803-485-2504; JudyL 803-478-8284, Harriet R

Dec 2   Christmas at the Ruins, Historic Stateburg home "The Ruins" Open House: 10-4: 1257 Barnwell Dr, Sumter

Dec 2 & 3  Millford Plantation, decorated by Azalea Garden Club, open Sat.: 10-2 & Sun.: 12 PM, Admission $15, Reservations required: 803-452-6194

Dec 2 & 3   The East Clarendon Community Choir at Weldon Auditorium: Sat.: 7 pm & Sun. 5 pm.  The concerts are free.

Dec 2 & 3  American Heritage Festival: Re-enactors & speakers: Graham Farms, Lake City; Paul Graham, The American Heritage Festival, P 904-200-1232

Dec 3    First Advent Sunday

Dec 3  Combined Choirs of Pine Grove and Shiloh United Methodist Churches annual Christmas extravaganza at 4 pm at Pine Grove United Methodist Church: cantata: “Memories of a Merry Christmas” by Marty Parks, and more: Pat: 803.435.2179

Dec 3  Pineville Chapel Christmas Concert & Reception, at 4 PM: $25: (843) 351-4335: Berkeley North Historical & Cultural  Assoc.  

Dec 3   Happy SC Arbor Day

Dec 6, Before 1809 St. Nicholas Day  Established

Dec 7, 1941  Pearl Harbor Day - Remembrance Day

Dec 7   American Revolution Round Table-SC:  Luncheon meeting: Advanced paid reserv.: Lynn R: 843-815-4545.

Dec TBA   Clarendon Back Porch Players/Singers: Weldon

Dec 9   Christmas Festival of the Arts: 6 PM:  at Weldon: $5Clarendon Co. CDC: 803-435-6639, 803-473-6070

Dec 9, 1907  First Christmas Seals issued

Dec 9  Turbeville Christmas Parade: 3 PM  & tree lighting: Town Sq.: 843-659-2781 

Dec 9  Carolina Back-Country Christmas at Sumter County Museum: 2-4 PM:  803-775-0908

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

Dec 10  Human Rights Day 

TBA Dec   Manning Christmas Parade: 4:30 PM

December 12, 1780  Battle of Half Way Swamp

Dec 13, 1636  National Guard Birthday  

Dec 13-14   Geminids meteor showers

Dec 14 -Jan 5, 18  National Audubon Society's 118th  Christmas Bird Count   (Wed-Thurs)

Dec 14  Clarendon Christmas Spectacular by Carolina Dance Academy: $10 in advance & $12 at door: Weldon: 6:30 PM:

Dec 14   Clar. Chamber BAH Christmas Party by FTC: ?$10 at Joe Witt’s Airport: 6-8 PM  803-435-4405

Dec 14, 1782  British evacuation of CharlesTown, SC

    Major General William Moultrie wrote in his memoirs (1802): "This fourteenth day of December, 1782, ought

    never to be forgotten by the Carolinians; it ought to be the day of festivity with them, as it is the real day of their deliverance and independence."

Dec 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Day 

Dec 15 Human Rights Day 

Dec 17, 1903  Wright Brothers' First Flight 

Dec 18  - Jan 2, 2018  -LMA, School Districts 1, 2, 3, CH Holidays - NO School  

Dec 21, 1620  Pilgrims Landed  

Dec 21    Winter Begins - Shortest Day of the Year  

Dec TBA  Christmas Bird Count Santee NW Refuge  Irvin Pitts:

Dec 25  Have a wonderful Family Holy Season.  Merry Christmas

Dec 26-Jan 1, 2018  Kwanzaa

Dec 26 Canadian Boxing Day

Dec 28, 17  Swamp Fox Murals Trail 16th  Anniversary of First Mural for History throughout Clarendon County

Dec 31, 1781  Bank of North America established

Dec 31   Happy New Year's Eve

Save the date:

Jan 12-14, 2018 Clarendon Chamber Retreat: Savannah



                                  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.





In 2017, Jarron, a National History Day student,

 won Idaho state for his division,

with his presentation on the

Swamp Fox, Francis Marion,

Taking a Stand in History,

someone hidden in history that was a hero.

He presented Francis Marion at

Nationals & at the Smithsonian for a day,

congratulations, from SC to Idaho.


       2017 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  Col. Isaac Hayne (poster for SAR contest)

       2016 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  The Battle of Fort Sullivan

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

       2014 SAR Americanism poster contest subject:  General Francis Marion; 

                      10 participants from Manning Elementary & LMA in 2014:



      Winner at LMA is Taylor L, 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 R 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.


    The Swamp Fox Mural, "Reflections", SE corner of Mill St & Rigby St., Manning, SC

(Prints available - Sales page)


  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

          Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

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.


       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 golf 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
        The Reflections Mural Prints -            
                    - One scene (approx. 11" x 14" each): $15

        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)

      Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

  Francis Marion murals and sites map in Clarendon County, SC

Maps: Locate Us & Our Murals


  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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