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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 

2016  Events in & around Clarendon County, SC:  Manning, Turbeville, Summerton  adjacent to I-95:

Clarendon & Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society homepage


Francis Marion Trail

Swamp Fox Murals

Marion Revolutionary
War History

Francis Marion Symposium

 Oct 21-22, 2016

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

Learning history: Feb 25-27, 2016

Marion Related Books, Sales & Local Events-This page

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

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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 & 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


   Nov 21 - Jan 1, 17  "Tie One On" Safety Campaign: 803-435-2121 -  MADD

        December 2016 Clarendon Area Events

  Character Word for December: Compassion

  Enjoy Christmas Concerts in your favorite Churches & Schools 


 Dec 1-24  Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.” Begin Drawings for 24 days: Manning

 Dec 1-31  3D Month: National Drunk-Drugged Driving Prevention Month: 435-2121 Caroline

 Dec 2, 1823  Monroe Doctrine proclaimed

 Dec 2-4  American Heritage Festival: Re-enactors & Kaufman, JD Lewis & Piecuch: Graham Farms, Lake City; Paul Graham, The American  Heritage Festival, P 904-200-1232  

 Dec 3   Happy SC Arbor Day

 Dec 3   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

 Dec 3   Historic Stateburg home "The Ruins" Open House: Free: 10-4

 Dec 3 & 4   Millford Plantation & Gardens Tour: Azales Garden Club, Manning decorated it: reservations: $15: 803-452-6194

 ?Dec TBA  Barrineau Christmas parade: 11 AM at Barrineau Crossroads

 Dec 3 & 4 Live Nativity Drive-thru: 5:30-7:30: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Manning  803-435-8252

 Dec 4  Pineville Chapel Christmas Concert, at 4 PM: $20: (843) 351-4335: Berkeley North Historical & Cultural  Assoc     

 Dec 6, Before 1809 St. Nicholas Day  Established

 Dec 7, 1941  Pearl Harbor Day - Remembrance Day

 Dec 8   American Revolution Round Table-SC:  Luncheon meeting: Palmetto Hall HHI: Advanced paid reserv.: Lynn R: 843-815-4545.

 Dec 8   Clar. Chamber BAH Christmas Party by FTC: $10 at Clarendon Airport: 6-8 PM  803-435-4405

 Dec 9, 1907  First Christmas Seals issued

 Dec 9   Christmas Belles: A Southern Fried Comedy: 8 PM:  at Weldon: $22 & $18: 803-433-7469

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

 Dec 10  Human Rights Day

 Dec 10  Alcolu Preservation Society Tour of Homes: $10: 1-5 PM: 803-473-7110:

 Dec 10  Turbeville Christmas Parade: 4 PM  & tree lighting: Town Sq.: 843-659-2781

 Dec 10   Christmas Parade: 4:30 PM, Manning

 Dec 10  Carolina BackCountry Christmas at Sumter County Museum: 2-4 PM:  803-775-0908

 Dec 10  Christmas Golf Cart Parade: Start: Randolph's 5:30, end: Fayz at the Lake: 803-460-4920

 Dec 12, 1780  Battle of Half Way Swamp

 Dec 12   Manning Primary School w/ The Braille Players present Rudolph Rides Again: 12:45 & 6 PM: Weldon: 803-433-7469

 Dec 13  National Guard Birthday  

 Dec 13-14   Geminids meteor showers

 Dec 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Day 

 Dec 15 Human Rights Day 

 Dec 16   Fort Jackson 282nd Band: 7 PM:  at Weldon: Free: 803-433-7469

 Dec 16, 16-Jan 5, 17  National Audubon Society's 115th  Christmas Bird Count   

 Dec 17, 1903  Wright Brothers' First Flight 

 Dec 19, 2016  - Jan 2, 2017  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, 2017  Kwanzaa

 Dec 26 Canadian Boxing Day

 Dec 28, 16  Swamp Fox Murals Trail 15th  Anniversary of First Mural for History throughout Clarendon County

 Dec 31, 1781  Bank of North America established

 Dec 31   Happy New Year's Eve

    HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2017  National Skating Month

  Character Word for January: Gratitude
   While they last: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20 @ Archives: 803-435-0328

Summerton Rotary Club meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15,  at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St.

Wednesdays, 17  PreSchool Storytime: 10:30 AM: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

Storytime for Children under 5 years old will take place every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am (except Aug & Dec)

Jan 1, 2017  HAPPY NEW YEAR
Jan TBA   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
Jan 1, 1752 Betsy Griscom Ross' birthday

Jan 3    All Clarendon Districts 1,2 3 students return, Jan 11 for Adult Ed

Jan 5  National Bird Day
Jan 6   Day of Epiphany: Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child
Jan 6, 1759  G. Washington Marries Martha D. Custis At Mount Vernon

Jan 7  Russian Orthodox Christmas Day
Jan 9, 1913
Richard Nixon's birthday

Jan 9 & 10    Enrollment and testing for new students at Clarendon County Adult Education. Contact 803-473-2531 for more info

Jan TBA  Electronic Recycling Event: 8 AM-12: Turbeville IGA & 1-4PM: Manning Wal-Mart Parking Lot
Jan 10   Annual Girl Scout Cookie Program  Sales Begin

Jan 10   Islamic New Year
Jan 11, 1755   Alexander Hamilton's Birthday

Jan 12    Clarendon Historical Society: Program: TBA  @  Clarendon County Admin. Bldg., 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328

Jan 13-15    Chamber of Commerce 2017 Retreat EVERYONE is Welcome, Charleston, Francis Marion Hotel: Register by Dec 10: 803-435-4405

January 14, 1943  Churchill & Roosevelt meet in Casablanca  

Jan  15  Baptism of Jesus  

Jan 15, 1967 First Super Bowl football game
Jan 14-15    236th  Battle of Cowpens Encampment:

Jan 15   Human Relations Day
Jan 16   Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan 15, 1929) Holiday:  ? Day of Service: City of Manning: 10 AM: Meet at County Gazebo: 102 S. Mill St: 803 435 8477

January 17, 1991 Desert Storm Air War began
Jan 17, 1706  Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
January 17, 1781 Battle of Cowpens, Morgan defeated Tarleton.  (Marion not involved)

Jan 20  Inauguration Day

Jan 21    Oyster, BBQ & Catfish Stew Benefit for Montessori School: Flowers' Tomato Shed, S'ton: 6 PM: $40 (northside Hwy 301 between Summerton and I-95)  Tickets: St. Matthias: 803-485-2504 Hwy 301N, Summerton:  435-4032 / 485-2504    

Jan 23    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 3 PM: 803-473-2054

Jan 24, 1907  First Boy Scout Troop organized
Jan 27    International Holocaust Day

Jan 28, 1915  US Coast Guard Established

Jan 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Remembrance

 Jan 28   Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster - Lunar Year 4715  

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  








                                  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.

    2017 SAR poster contest subject:  Col. Isaac Hayne

    2016 SAR poster contest subject:  The Battle of Fort Sullivan

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

    2014 SAR poster contest subject:  General 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, or email your questions:

   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


        May 2013, Dr. Swager's:

      The Musgrove Mill Historic Site


Kate Salley Palmer: (Get from Kate & Jim) 
 “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


 Ricky Roberts & Bryan Brown:

"Every Insult & Indignity The Life ... of Maj. Patrick Ferguson"   $20


 Robert Bass:

"Swamp Fox, The life & campaigns of General Francis Marion"   $25


 B. G. P. Horry & Parson M. L. Weems:

"The Life of General Francis Marion"   $10


William Willis Boddie:

"Traditions of the Swamp Fox: Boddie's Francis Marion"   $35


 Find on Amazon: Todd Andrilik:

"Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It was History, It Was News"   $33


Good work, find on Amazon: Scott Aiken:

"The Swamp Fox: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion"   $36

                          "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, 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.


 If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we can do that.


The Swamp Fox as presented by Walt Disney on youtube

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.

 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
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 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)

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition, 2014, get from Jack or Amazon:  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

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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