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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

Best ever:

 Oct 24-25, 2014

     DVDs of 2013,

2014 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.

           HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2015 -  Character Word for January: Gratitude

   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

   January - Second Chance Animal Shelter Special: Cats ($50) & Kittens ($65)

   Jan 2-30  T'ville Baseball & Softball Leagues Applications: Town Hall or  Sat.'s at Smith Field 9AM-1PM:

         Town Hall: 843-659-2781 & Recreation Bldg: 843-659-3030

  Now until Feb 12, 2015 JCMC-Haven of Rest fundraiser LOST PENNY DAY:  Please save pennies and other change or dollars

                               and turn in to Ann Driggers on Feb 12. Ann: 803-309-8085. 

  Jan 14 - Apr 13  Battle of the Bulge: Clarendon vs Newberry: Teams: Sign up at The Zone: 803-435-5200

  Jan 20-Mar 10 Microsoft Office class Tues & Thurs 4:30-7: 473-2531: FEDuBose Center/CCTC

  Jan 24   Gospel play "Only God can make a Marriage"   @   803-433-7469

  Jan 25   Mayor's Musical, An Evening of Inspiration, by Jeffrey Lampkin Show:

                       Benefit COPS: 4 PM: Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Alcolu 

  Jan 28, 1915  US Coast Guard Established

  Jan 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Remembrance

  Jan 29, 1937   Ducks Unlimited incorporated  

  January 29, 1756  Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee's Birthday (Died March 25, 1818)

  Jan 30, 1882  F.D. Roosevelt's Birthday  

    Coming event: Francis Marion Living History Encampment: Feb 27-28, 2015

    Swamp Fox Murals Trail

       February 2015

  American History Month / Black History Month / American Heart Month & Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

         Character Word for February: Courage

 Feb   Main St. Manning Cities Mean Business Month

 Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: African-American Quilters All Feb.:

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

 Feb 1   National Freedom Day Feb 1, 1958 First US satellite launched

 Feb 2   Happy Groundhog Day + Feb 2   World Wetlands Day 

 Feb 1   Super Bowl XLIX   in Glendale, AZ

 Feb 3, 1936   National Wildlife Federation's Birthday  

 Feb 3   MES play "Aladdin" 6 PM @   803-433-7469

 Feb 4, 1789   George Washington elected 1st President by Electoral College

 Feb 4   World Cancer Day

 Feb 5   Travis Tritt LIVE in Concert $49. $39, $35 @ Weldon Auditorium 803-433-7469

 Feb 6, 1911 Ronald Reagan Birthday; 2-12-1809 Lincoln's Birthday; 2-22-1732  Washington's Birthday

 Feb 7   "Falling in Love with Jesus Gospel Explosion" by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church @ 7pm  @ Weldon Auditorium 803-478-5333 or

                       803-478-4922 for Tickets $10 (advance) $12 at the door

 Feb 8, 1910  Boy Scouts of America Founded

 Feb 9-14  All American Trail Running Fox Hound Classic: Low Country Fox Run

 Feb 12  JCMC-Haven of Rest fundraiser LOST PENNY DAY:  Please save pennies and other change or dollars

                       and turn in to Ann Driggers on February 12.  Call Ann for details at 803-309-8085.

 Feb 13  Relay for Life Fundraiser: Bake Sale 10 am - 2 pm County Administration Bldg.

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

 Feb 14  Happy Valentine's Day

 Feb 13-15   Southeastern Wildlife Exposition - Charleston

 Feb 13-16   Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend: To Participate: 

 Feb 15, 1820  Susan B. Anthony's Birthday

 Feb 16   Presidents' Day Holiday   

 Feb 17   Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras 

 Feb 18   Ash Wednesday / Lent Begins

 Feb 19   Chinese New Year - Year of the Sheep - Lunar Year 4713

 Feb 19, 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima begins

 Feb 19   American Revolution Round Table – SC: Beaufort and Hilton Head Island: Advanced paid reserv.

 Feb 19   Turbeville Ruritan Pancake Supper: 5-7 PM ECHS Cafe: Turbeville: $5/adults, $3/students

 Feb 20-21  The Cabela's King Kat Tournament  ( Fishing tournament - Nelson/Chamber)

 Feb 20, 1962 First US orbiting of Earth by John Glenn

 Feb 20    Cypress After 5: The Heart and Soul Band (50's & 60's Rhythm & Blues)

                 @ Cypress Center: 7 PM, 2nd of 4, Advanced tickets: Scherrie C:  803-435-5246

 Feb 21   Pure Theatre's production: The Mountaintop 7:30 PM: $20 & up @ Weldon Auditorium 803-433-7469

 Feb 22   World Thinking Day promoted by the Girl Scouts

 Feb 24   World Spay Day

 Feb 27  General Francis Marion Memorial Day in SC, Feb 27, 1795 Marion died 

 Feb 27  Celebrate Francis Marion Living History at Camp Bob Cooper:

             Friday Lantern Walk: Guided tours depart starting at 6:30 PM: Summerton: 803-478-2645

 Feb 27   General Francis Marion Memorial at Marion's Tomb: 11 AM: DAR at Pineville: (843) 509-6404

 Feb 27, 1781  First Battle of Fort Watson, Gen. T. Sumter defeated

 Feb 28   Celebrate Francis Marion Living History at Camp Bob Cooper: Saturday  9 - 3 PM:

                 North Shore Lake Marion: 803-478-2645:

 Feb 28   Crappie Masters Fishing tournament - Nelson/Chamber

 Feb 28   Clarendon Jr. Chamber Oyster Roast: 6:30 - 9 PM @ TBD, Steamed oysters & frogmore stew,

                        cost TBD Advance Tickets:  Chamber: 803-435-4405,  Justin S 803-505-4517

 Feb 28   National Pancake Day



                                 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 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



                    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 (some early years 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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