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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 has been established at Lake Marion Gallery: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-460-2716

July 2017   Clarendon Area Events

  National Ice Cream-National Hot Dog-National Blueberry-National Recreation & Parks-National Baked Bean

       Character Word for July: Cooperation

  Saturdays:  Farmers Market: 8 am - Noon: Manning: 803-435-8477

  Sundays:  Santee Summer Ministry: Boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion, Wyboo Slough.

  - July 31   Summer Reading Program: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

  Wednesdays:  Pre-school Storytime Children's Program: 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

  - Aug 10   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks: SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001


July 24-28   Fit for Kids, Kids (5 to 12 years old) Summer Camp: McLeod Health & Fitness:

       Extended - Register by July 21: 803-435-5200

July 20 NPS Junior Conservationist Program: 10 AM:  Harvin Clarendon County Library · Manning: 803-435-8633

July 20, 1969  First Manned Moon Landing, Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin

July 23   Parents' Day or  Respect for Parents Day 

July 24 - 29 Pick-up a pair of Eclipse Viewing Glasses & Space Themed Craft! Harvin Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

July 24-29  MHS Band Color & Percussion Camp 9-1 pm If you are a new band parent, please contact new band director: Jordan Jefferson

July 25  Popsicles @ Bellwood Park 7 pm,  Manning

July 27  Ice Cream @ Gibbons Street Park 7 pm, Manning

July 27  Remember National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day , Korean War Ended 1953

July 28, 1914  World War I Began

July 28   National Teen Lock In: 6 to 9 pm: Register: 12-18 year old: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

July 28-29  (late July) Delta Aquatids Meteor showers

July 29  Summerton Health Fair, at the Old Historic Scotts Branch High School: 10 AM to 2 PM:  Health Screenings--Blood pressure, blood glucose (diabetes), and Body Mass Index for free; cholesterol screening $5 (must not have eaten or drunk anything except water the morning of test). All types of health and lifestyle choice information.  Sponsors: Lake Marion Artisans Gallery, Hope Health (formerly Black River Health) and the Summerton Senior Center:

July 29   International Tiger Day

July 30   International Day of Friendship

July 31   All Summer Reading Clubs end: Harvin Clarendon Library, Manning: 803-435-8633

July 31 – Aug 4   British Soccer Camp : JC Britton Park: Rec. Dept., Manning: Ages: 3-4, 4-5, 6-9, 7-16 and 10-16. Go to County website: ,  to the Parks and Recreation, to British Soccer Or Register on line at:   or 803-473-3543 

   Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a healthy snack/packed lunch.

July 31 - Aug 4 & Aug 7-11   MHS Full Band Camp: 12-8 pm: Jordan Jefferson: 803-825-5034:

                           If you are a new band parent, please contact new band director: Jordan Jefferson


      August, 2017  Clarendon County Area Events  Character Word for August: Respect

    Saturdays: Aug-Sept Farmers Market, Manning: open 10 AM: 803-435-8429

    Sundays:  Santee Summer Ministry: Boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion, Wyboo Slough.

   - Aug 10   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks: SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001

July 31 - Aug 4   Clarendon School Districts' Registrations: 9-3 

July 31 - Aug 4 & Aug 7-11   MHS Full Band Camp: 12-8 pm: contact new band director: Jordan Jefferson

Aug 1, 1790   First US Census  or Mar 1, 1790 First US Census authorized

Aug 4-6    Annual SC Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend !!!

Aug 5    Giant Garage Sale: Clar. Rec. Dept.: Britton Park: 8-12: 473-3543   

Aug 5    Support our Veterans: VVA Annual LZ 960 Benefit Poker Run: 11 AM: $10: Lakevue Landing: 803-478-4300, 803-460-8551 DennisR 

Aug 5    Dancing with the Clarendon Stars: benefits  local Clarendon charities at 6:30, The Bean Market, Lake City 

Aug 6   Concert by The Gospel Sensationals 4 pm  Ticket price TBA, Weldon, 803-433-7469

Aug 6   Friendship Day

Aug 7, 1782 Purple Heart Medal Established & National Purple Heart Day

Aug 7-11   MHS Full Band Camp: 12-8 pm: new band director: Jordan Jefferson803-825-5034:

Aug 8   Nic @ Nite   6-8:30 p.m. at Manning High School, with registration starting at 5:45 p.m.

           All children from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited, by Seacoast: 803-505-3208 

Aug 12, 1658   NY City established First police force in US/Colonies

Aug 12-13   Palmetto Pirates Festival at Old Santee Canal Park, Museum  Yo ho ho & a bottle of fun!  Calling all pirates, buccaneers and swashbucklers

   of all ages: 10 am - 4 pm at Old Santee Canal Park & the Berkeley County Museum & Heritage Center, Moncks Corner: There will be presentations, kids activities and food vendors. Admission is $5 each day, and park passes will be honored during this event. Of  interest - Kevin Duffus. The NC author of “The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate,”

and his scholarship strongly suggests famous pirate was born in the Goose Creek area.

Aug 14, 1945 VJ Day

Aug 16   Clarendon Hall: Schools Begin 

Aug 17   Clarendon School Districts 1, 2, 3 & LMA: Schools Begin 

Aug 17  National Airborne/Aviation Day

Aug 17-23    70th Little League Baseball World Series - Williamsport, PA

Aug 19   National Aviation Day

Aug 19   National Homeless Animals Day

Aug 19  Chamber Eclipse Party: Palmetto Air Plantation, (Joe Witt’s airport on US 301, south of Manning).

              Lewis Brice performer:  Tickets: $35 for single and $50 for couple: 803-435-4405

Aug 21   Senior Citizens Day

Aug 21   Great Solar EclipseThe total solar eclipse will enter South Carolina at 2:36 pm and leave the Atlantic coast at 2:49 pm:

              Clarendon County, SC in the heart of the path:  2:36-2:49 PM, starting about 1:20 PM

          Santee NWR Visitor Center & the Cuddo Unit will be OPEN for the eclipse. (both the VC and Cuddo are typically closed on Mondays).

Aug 21  City of Manning’s Solar Eclipse event: Ramsey Stadium: Mayor: 803-435-8477

Aug 22   Central Carolina Technical College Fall Semester Starts: 803-473-2531 

Aug 22–23   Clarendon County Adult Education's first Registration and Orientation: 2017-2018 school year:  F.E. Dubose Career Center in Manning.  

     New and returning day program students must attend both days from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.. 

     Evening program classes begin at 5 pm on Monday, August 28.  Lisa J: 803-473-2531

Aug 24, 1814  White House burned by British 

August 24, 1780  Battle of Nelson's Ferry or Great Savannah

Aug 25   Clar. Home HS football SBHS @ MHS,  ?Clar.Hall, @ ECHS

August 25, 1916 National Park Service Established

August 25, 1927   Althea Gibson's birthday

Aug 25-26   SCDAR Fall Forum at Columbia Doubletree

Aug 26     Happy National Dog Day

Aug 26, 1920   Woman Suffrage/ Women's Equality Day

Aug 28  Clarendon Adult Education:  8:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Evening classes begin: 5 pm:  Lisa J: 803-473-2531 


Save the Dates:

 Sept 19   Main Street Manning’s annual event w/ Clarendon Chamber of Commerce:  “Party Clarendon” with a special events showcase of Clarendon vendors and businesses that provide anything that relates to entertaining: 6-8 pm on the grounds of the Drayton House. Free and open to the public.

 Sept 21    Clar. Historical Society: Program: TBA  @ Council Chambers at County Admin Building: 7:30 PM: 435-0328/ 435-8633  

 Sept 21    Francis Marion Symposium Early Bird Registration Deadline: 803-478-2645:  

 Sept 21   Taste of Clarendon at the National Guard Armory:  by Clar. Jr. Chamber FOOD AND FUN: CHAMBER: 803-435-4405

 Sept 30   Return of Pig Tales! at the library: Details coming: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

 Oct 7      6th Annual Think Pink Banquet: 6 PM Manning Jr Hi Gym: Annett S 803-460-6679

 Oct 14    Summerton Duck Fest

 Oct 14    11th Annual Charity Golf Classic for 2nd Chance Animal Shelter @ newly reopened Players Course at Wyboo, lunch by Chef Ted  

 Oct 21    Southern Gospel Singing  for JCMC-Haven of Rest fundraiser: 6-9 PM: Weldon Auditorium   Chris Sheppard Will be promoting the event. Featuring

   Cindy Ward, The Revelations, The Nortons, Next Chapter, 2nd Chance & His Calling:.  Ann D: 803-460-5572

 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:



                                  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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