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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

Plan to come

 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

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   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

   By appointment: Turbeville History Center: Historical Pictures and Story Telling video of past historical events: Main Street, Turbeville: 843-659-2781

          September, 2014 Clarendon Area Events   -  Character Word for September: Responsibility

Healthy Aging Month,  Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, National Suicide Prevention Month, Hunger Action Month, Sept 15- Oct 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

Closed on Mondays:  Santee National Wildlife Refuge - Cuddo Unit  closed on Mondays: 803-478-2217:  Summerton

Every Wednesday:   Cypress Farmers Market: 2 pm: hospital loading dock; fresh, locally grown organic produce: The Zone: 803-435-5200

Every Thursday: A representative from SC Works will be in Clarendon Library from 9 am - 4:30 pm: Manning: 803-435-8633 

Every Saturday: Farmers Market: 8 am - Noon: until Oct: Manning: 803-435-8477

Until Nov 1  Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame (CCAHOF) 2015 Nominations @ Weldon

Until Nov 8  Buy a Ticket for a Chance to Own a SC State Heritage Horse, a Marsh Tacky: Benefit American Heart Association Beach ride: Lucy at Manning Feed Mill: 803 435-4354


Sept 13- Oct 11   SC Alligator hunting season by permit 

Sept 14, 1814  "Star-Spangled Banner" Written by Francis Scott Key:  Flag raised over Fort McHenry

                on the morning of September 14, 1814, to signal American victory over the British in the War of 1812

Sept 16   Lake Marion Digital Camera Club at 6:30 PM: @ JIA Insurance. 40 North Mill Street, Manning: 803-460-4251

Sept 15-19   Constitution Week & Sept 17  Citizenship & Constitution: Signing of the Constitution of the United States: Sept 17, 1787 

Sept 17  FREE  Storytime for 2-5 year-olds: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon Library Stories, Songs, fingerplays, etc.: 803-435-8633

Sept 18, 1947  US Air Force Birthday

Sept 18   Clarendon Historical Society: Program: Turbeville History: Mary Frances Coker @  Council Chambers at the new Admin Building: 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328/ 435-8633

Sept 19   POW/MIA Recognition Day  

Sept 19   Clar. Home HS football @ MHS,   SBHS,  LMA  & Clar Hall

Sept 20   26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup /River Sweep: Goat Isl. Boat Club

Sept 20 Clean up Day - District 4: 8 AM: Memorial Street Park

Sept 20  Kid's Day: 10 AM - 1 PM: Manning High Stadium: K-5th

Sept 20  Duke Football @ Durham vs Tulane

Sept 20   USC Football @ Vandy  

Sept 20  Clemson  Football at FL State

Sept 21   World Alzheimer's Day & International Day of Peace

Sept 21   Clarendon Christian Learning Center Prayer Walk: 4 PM: Boundary St., Manning

Sept 22   Concert - Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace: New Covenant Church, Manning

Sept 22-28   National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Sept 23   First day of Fall - Autumnal Equinox  

Sept 23   Main Street Manning Annual Meeting: Women of Main Street: Former Belk Bldg: 6 PM: Manning: 803-435-8477

Sept 24  Francis Marion Symposium Early Bird Registration Deadline: 803-478-2645  

Sept 24   Jewish New Year (Year 5775) Rosh Hashana  

Sept 26, 1774  Johnny Appleseed Day

Sept 26   Clar. Home HS football: @ MHS, SBHS, ECHS & LMA

Sept 27   Hunter Education & Safety classes: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217; 800-830-2268  Hunter Education Class - Hunters born after June 30, 1979 must have class: to hunt on the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. Register at   803-478-2217

BACK-ON:  Sept 27   Second Chance Animal Shelter & Thrift Store 8th Annual Golf Classic: Wyboo Golf Club - Thanks to Jack & Victor - sign up soon & lend a hand for the Animal Shelter: Register: 8 AM, Shot-gun start: 9 AM

Sept 27   USC Football at Col. vs Missouri

Sept 27   Clemson  Football vs UNC

Sept 27   Duke Football @ Miami

Sept 27   National Public Lands Day 17th Annual National Public Lands  Day (  )

Sept 27   National Hunting and Fishing Day - SCDNR

Sept 28   Gold Star Mother's Day

           October, 2014  Clarendon Area Events  -   Character Word for October: Integrity  

                     National Breast Cancer Awareness Month / National Archives Month

Aug-Nov 8  Buy a Ticket for a Chance to Own a SC State Heritage Horse, a Marsh Tacky: Lucy at Manning Feed Mill: 803 435-4354
Aug - Nov 1  Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame (CCAHOF) 2015 Nominations @ Weldon
Sept 13- Oct 11   SC Alligator hunting season by permit  (2nd Saturday in September – 2nd Saturday in October)
Oct 13 Deadline for $100 for 4 concert tickets for "Cypress after 5": 803-435-8463, x 3941

Oct 4  Feast of St Francis of Assisi, born in the 12th century

Oct 4   York, SC – the Southern Revolutionary War Institute presents its biannual symposium on the American Revolution.  This program will focus on the British and Loyalist who fought in the Southern Campaigns.  Presenters scheduled include Todd Braisted, Carole Troxler, Jim Piecuch, Greg Brooking, Bob Bemis, Michael Scoggins, and Ben Rubin.  More program information will be announced.

Oct 3-4 & 10-11  White-tailed deer managed hunts: Santee National Wildlife Refuge: Bluff Unit: Family, Friends, Kids: Quota Hunt Application – Applications by Aug. 31(803) 478-2217

Oct 3-5   Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival: Pee Dee State Farmers Market Florence: 843-665-5154
Oct 4 
“Hit the Pavement” End Domestic Violence: 3rd Annual JCMC (Haven of Rest) Domestic Violence Awareness Walk: Hit the Pavement: @ The Gazebo, Manning: 8 AM: Register: 803-460-6720: : $20: 803-410-7724, 803-460-5572

Oct 4    Giant Garage Sale @ JC Britton Park, 8-12: Clarendon Recreation Dept: 803-473-3543

Oct 4, 2014  12th annual St Ann Catholic Church Charity Golf Tournament: Santee

Oct 4  Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Program: 6PM: $12: Manning Jr Hi Gym: 803-460-6679

Oct 5  U.N. World Teachers' Day
Oct 4   USC Football @ KY.   (Duke - open)

Oct 4 Clemson  Football vs NC State

Oct 5-11  Fire Prevention Week
Oct 7, 1780
Battle of  Kings Mt.
Oct 7   Draconids Meteor Showers
Oct 9  
Leif Erikson Day  honors the first Scandinavian to set foot on American soil, 500 years before Columbus

Oct 10-11  White-tailed deer managed hunts: Santee National Wildlife Refuge: Bluff Unit: Family, Friends, Kids: Quota Hunt – Applications by Aug. 31: 803-478-2217
Oct 10   Clar. Home HS football: @ MHS,  @ ECHS,  @ LMA, @ Clar. Hall 
Oct 11   USC Football open + Oct 11, 14 Clemson  Football vs Louisville
Oct 11  Duke Football
@ GA Tech
Oct 11, 1890  Happy Birthday to the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)
Oct 11, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell makes the first two-way long distance telephone call between Cambridge and Boston

Oct 13, 2014 Deadline for concert tickets for "Cypress after 5" $100/4 concerts
Oct 13, 1775  US Navy Birthday  

Oct 12-18   National Wildlife Refuge System Week: 553 refuges US-wide
Oct 13  
Happy Columbus Day Holiday

Oct 13 - 19   Teen Read Week: Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Oct 13   Affordable Care Act Workshop with Carrie Sinkler- Parker: 6 pm: Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Oct 13-18   Refuge closed Cuddo Unit Hunts - Archery: managed hunts for white-tailed deer on Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217

Oct 13-Dec 4 Fall Minimester II FE DuBose Campus, CCTC: 803-473-2531:

Oct 14   Lions World Sight Day
Oct 15   Clar. Hall PSAT Test

Oct 16   Boss's Day  

Oct 16   Blood Drive Sponsor: The Zone: 1 PM

Oct 16   Summerton Rotary Literacy night: Summerton Early Childhood Center: 6 PM: 803-485-8164: Bea

Oct 16  Leonids Meteor Showers
Oct 17  Deadline for nominations for Business Person of the Year, Ambassador & Citizen of the Year

              for Nov 4 Clar. Chamber Annual Dinner: 803-435-4405
Oct 17    Clar. Home HS football: @ MHS,  SBHS,  ECHS,  Clar Hall

Oct 18  Miss Clarendon Pageant by Jr. Ambassadors: at Weldon: Pre-Teen: 1 PM, Miss Clarendon:  6 PM: 803-435-4405:

Oct 18  Duke Football @ Durham vs VA
Oct 18   USC Football at Col. VS Furman  +  Oct 18, 14 Clemson  Football at Boston College
Oct 19, 1781  Revolutionary War: British surrendered at Yorktown

Oct 20-26   Friends of the Library Week: Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633
Oct 20-25   
Refuge closed Pine Island Deer Hunt (Primitive Weapons): Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217  
Oct 21   Lake Marion Digital Camera Club at 6:30 PM:
@ JIA Insurance. 40 North Mill Street, Manning: 803-460-4251
Oct 21-31   Fall HSAP Exit Exams  
Oct 24
   United Nations Day  

Oct 24   Clar. Home HS football:   ECHS @ SBHS  & @ LMA

Oct 24-25   12th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium   “Explore the Rev. War Southern Campaign with Francis Marion” @ DuBose Campus / Central Carolina Technical College Manning:     Approximate times:  Friday Oct 24: 2 PM - 9 PM and Saturday Oct 25: 9 AM - 9 PM  All events included: $95/person, $165/ Couple, Early Bird Fee before 9/23/14: $85 / person ($155 / couple): 803-478-2645  
Oct 25
, 1780  Battle of Tearcoat

Oct 25    23rd  Annual Make a Difference Day: 800-416-3824:  

Oct 25  Pilot Club Walk for Brain Health: Registration 8 am / Walk 9 AM: 803-435-8289
25    USC football at Auburn

Oct 25  Clemson  Football vs Syracuse
Oct 27-Nov 1   Cuddo Unit (Primitive Weapons Only): managed hunts for white-tailed deer on Santee National Wildlife Refuge: 803-478-2217

Oct 28  AARP Drivers Class for Seniors: Jordan UM Church: 9-3 w/ Paula Martin: 803-478-2645

Oct 28  Pilot Club Card Game Benefit at Manning United Methodist Church
Oct 31  Happy Spooky Halloween  
Oct 31   Clar. Home HS football @ MHS,  Clar Hall & @ LMA
Oct 31, 1860
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday or Girl Scout Founder's Day

Oct 31  Trick or Treat on Main Street: 4 PM: Manning: 803-435-8477

                                 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 new 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. Latest: 11th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium  Next one: Oct 24-25, 2014

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition coming in 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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