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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


       HAPPY  -  2017  

    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

 October, 2017

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month / National Archives Month

Character Word for October: Integrity  

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

Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets at St Matthias Episcopal  Church, 9 N. Dukes St., Summerton at 7:15 AM

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

Oct 1-31   Pumpkin Patch at Manning UM Church: 8:30 AM- 6 PM: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm: Saturday, closed on Sundays: Manning Methodist Church: 803-435-8115/433-2212

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

Oct 23    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meet Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028

Oct 23   American Legion Auxilary Pancake Dinner: Hut: 5:30-7  $10, Manning

Oct 24    United Nations Day  

Oct 24    World Polio Day

October 25, 1780  Battle of Tearcoat

Oct 26, 1881  Gunfight at O.K. Corral

Oct 26  Seafood Supper by Manning UMC Men: Palmetto Air Plantation: 6 PM: $20pp: Joe W, Bo B, Jake B, or Rock: 803-435-8115

Oct 27   Clar.  HS football @ ECHS;  @ MHS; @ SBHS;  & LMA @ Wilson Hall

Oct 27-28     15th 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 27: 2 PM - 9 PM and Saturday Oct 28: 9 AM - 9 PM  All events included: $95/person, $175/ Couple: 803-478-2645

Oct 28  Think Pink Community Prayer Breakfast: 10-11:30 AM: Clarendon Community Complex Gym:

           Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear your pink: 803-460-6679 Annett

Oct 28   Sky Lantern Celebration: Celebrate the life of loved ones, memories, special events: Dinner, bon fire, music: $10 6 PM,

Lanterns 7:30:  American Pontoon:  11141 Hwy. 260, Manning: 803-979-4950

Oct 28    Duke Football at VA Tech

Oct 28    USC football @ Cola. vs Vanderbilt

Oct 28   Clemson  Football vs GA Tech

Oct 28    26th  Annual Make a Difference Day: 800-416-3824:  

Oct 30  Central Carolina Technical College Halloween Blood Drive 8am – 2pm: FE Dubose Career Center: 803-473-2531

Oct 31, 1860 Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday or Girl Scout Founder's Day

Oct 31  Happy Spooky Halloween: Trick or Treat on Main: Downtown: 4-6 PM: Manning: 803-435-8477

Oct 31 Fall Pumpkin Party: Hope Health: 5-7:30: 803-433-4124, ext 5061

Oct 31  Senator Johnson's Halloween Fest: 5-8 PM: corner of Boyce & Boundary, Manning


            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

  Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets at St Matthias Episcopal  Church, 9 N. Dukes St., Summerton at 7:15 AM

  Oct & 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. Azalea Garden Club will decorate Millford Plantation for Holidays - open for tours 1st Sat. & Sun. Dec. (Marie)

Nov. Manning is to officially dedicate the historic district street

Nov 1  All Saints Day    Nov 2  All Souls Day

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

Nov 3-4   Council on Aging: 3rd: Sip for Seniors & 4th: Fall Fest

Nov 4   Annual Fall Yard Sale / Bake Sale / Soup & Cornbread Lunch Fundraiser: 7 AM-1 PM: Donations accepted: Grace Christian Fellowship Church,

             Fellowship Hall, 2938 Raccoon Road, Manning: 803-478-3487

Nov 4, 17 Summerton UMC Annual Holiday Bazaar: 9 AM-3 PM

Nov 4    USC Football at GA

Nov 4   Clemson  Football at NC State

Nov 4   Duke Football   -- Open 

Nov 4-5   8th annual Holly Daze Market, Jr. Ambassadors:  Sat.: 9 AM - 5 PM: at  McLeod Health Clarendon, Cypress Center:

              & Sun.: 1-5:  9 W Boyce Street: non perishable food item is appreciated,  $5: Shelley J:  803-433-4966

Nov 4-5    Camden: Revolutionary War Field Days at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Park: Camden 

Nov 5   Daylight Saving Time Ends

Nov 5, 17  Summerton Shops Christmas Open House: 1-5

Nov 5, 17  Manning Shops Christmas Open House: 1-5

Nov 6, 1935 Happy Birthday Monopoly

Nov 6   Shrimp & Grits tickets for Church Youth trip: Seacoast:  $8: 4:30-7:30

November 7, 1780  Confrontation at Richbourg's Mill

Nov 7, 1805 Lewis & Clark reached Pacific

November 8, 1780  Chase to Ox Swamp

Nov 7  Election Day  - Special Elections

Nov 10, 1775  US Marine Corps Birthday  

Nov 11    Veterans Day Observed  Ceremonies:  Courthouse, Manning; Pink Dogwood Park, Summerton;  Turbeville Ruritan Club & American Legion

?Nov 11    Library Closed:  Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

Nov 11  e-Waste Recycling Collection & Shred-with-Us: 9-1 PM: County Admin. Bldg. 411 Sunset Dr, Manning: 803-433-4004

Nov 11  Golf Clinic for golfers of all ages at Clarendon County Complex behind Weldon.  Fee: $10 per hour session

Nov 11   Duke Football @  Army

Nov 11    Clemson  Football vs FL State

Nov 11    USC Football at Cola.vs. FL

Nov 12-18    National Geography Awareness Week

Nov 13   Relay for Life - Kick off for Clarendon County: First Baptist, Manning: Sharron Haley contact

Nov 13-17    American Education Week

Nov 13-19   National Recycling Week

Nov 13-20    Operation Christmas Child  Collection Drop-off @ Emmanuel Baptist: 

              Mon-Wed: 1PM-3PM; Thurs-Sat: 10AM-4PM; Sun: 12PM-3PM: 803-435-5094

Nov 14  Miss Manning High at 6 pm: Weldon

Nov 16    Great American Smoke Out: 803-435-2121 Caroline

Nov 16   Hope Health Golf Classic Wyboo Golf Club: 11 BBQ lunch, 11:45 Shotgun Start:  843-667-9414, x 1574

Nov 16   Leonids Meteor Showers

Nov 16  Carolina BackCountry Oyster Roast at Sumter County Museum: 6-9 PM:  803-775-0908 

Nov 17    Annual Farm-City Community Luncheon hosted by Clarendon Soil & Water Conservation District, 12 pm

                 Manning First Baptist Church: RSVP by  Nov 10: 803-435-2612 ext 3  Merry

Nov 18  Golf Tournament at Shannon Greens to raise funds for Clarendon County Golf Program.  Captain’s Choice, Three-Man Scramble, $50 per person.  Register before Nov. 11 and get a $15 discount.

Nov 18   Emmanuel Baptist Church Thanksgiving Bazaar: (803) 435-5094 or  Shea F: 803-478-8353

Nov 18, 1883 Happy Birthday, Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific Time Zones

Nov 18    Duke Football @ Durham vs GA Tech

Nov 18    USC Football vs Wofford at Cola.

Nov 18   Clemson  Football vs Citadel

Nov 19, 1863  Gettysburg Address

Nov 19   Great American Smoke Out: 803-435-2121 Caroline

Nov 20   Clarendon United Daughters of the Confederacy: 5 PM: Council on Aging Building, 206 S. Boyce St, Manning: 803-435-2702

Nov 20    Library Board Meeting at 4:30pm:  Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

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, 17 LMA, Districts 1,2 3 Student Holidays: week long

Nov 25     Carolina   vs Clemson at Cola.

Nov 25     Duke Football @ Wake Forest

Nov 27    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR Holiday Luncheon Lakewood Plantation: 11:30 PM: Call to reserve: 803-473-2054 or 803-473-3028

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

    Save the date:

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

Dec 2 & 3, 17 Millford Plantation, decorated by Azalea Garden Club, open Sat.: 10-2 & Sun.: 12 PM, Admission $15, Reservations required: 803-452-6194

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 8    Clarendon Back Porch Players/Singers: Weldon

Dec 9   Clarendon Co. CDC Christmas Festival of the Arts: 6 PM:  at Weldon: $10 adults,  $5 youth: 803-435-6639, 803-473-6070

Dec 14  Clarendon Christmas Spectacular by Carolina Dance Academy: Weldon: 6:30 PM



                                  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

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)

  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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