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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


      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 5    Dancing with the Clarendon Stars: benefits local Clarendon charities (raised $90,000, thanks to all)  at 6:30, The Bean Market, Lake City 

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

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

Aug 21  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   Districts 1, 2, 3 - no classes for students

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, @ 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 

Aug 31   Celebrate Life Social Honoring Cancer Survivors: 6 PM: Manning UMC: 803-460-1725


          September, 2017  

Children's Cancer Awareness Month-Paint Clarendon Gold, Healthy Aging Month,  Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, 

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Hunger Action Month

National Suicide Prevention Month, National Library Card Sign Up Month, Sept 15- Oct 15 Hispanic Heritage Month

Character Word for September: Responsibility  

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

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


Sept 1, 1939 World War II Began   

Sept 1   Clar. Home HS football,

Sept 2, 1945 V-J Day Japan, signed formal Surrender

Sept 2  Hunter education course: Santee NW Refuge:  803-478-2217

Sept 2    Duke Football vs NC Central @ Durham

Sept 2    USC Football at Charlotte vs NC State

Sept 2   Clemson  Football vs Kent State

Sept 2    Darlington Raceway  NATIONWIDE SERIES

Sept 3    Darlington Raceway  SPRINT CUP SERIES Bojangles’ Southern 500:  843-395-8499

Sept 3, 1777 Birthday of US flag  (June 14, 1908?)

Sept 4, 1951   First nationwide TV broadcast

Sept 4, 1950  Happy Birthday Darlington Raceway

Sept 4     Enjoy Labor Day

Sept 6, 1757 Happy birthday General Lafayette, died May 20, 1834

Sept 7  Ocean Conservancy's 42nd  Anniversary

Sept 7    Central Carolina Technical College Job Fair at FE DuBose: 9am-1pm: Rhonda: 803-473-2531

Sept 7    Knit Night: 5 PM: by Friends of Harvin Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Sept 8  International Literacy Day +  Sept 10  Suicide Prevention Day

Sept 8    Clar. Home HS football @ MHS & ?

Sept 9, 1776  Term "United States" official

Sept 9    Eutawville, SC:  SCSSAR commemoration of the Battle of Eutaw Springs. Speaker Doug Bostick  at the historic Church of the Epiphany 10 AM in Eutawville, followed by a commemorative service at the battlefield park, 11 AM: Doug: 803-823-2824

Sept 9- Oct 14    SC Alligator hunting season by permit  (2nd Saturday in September – 2nd Saturday in October)

Sept 9    Duke Football @ Durham vs Northwestern

Sept 9    USC Football @ Missouri

Sept 9   Clemson  Football vs Auburn

Sept 9  Pioneer Day: Culbertson Back Country Settlement, Gray Court,  in Laurens County before Fountain Inn & Greenville near I-385

Sept 10    38th  National Grandparents Day - Hug a grandparent

Sept 11 Remember 9-11-01 Patriot Day, National Day of Service & Remembrance

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 in the War of 1812

Sept 14    American Revolution Round Table, SC:  Luncheon meeting: at Hampton Lakes, Bluffton:  Advanced paid reserv. .  Guest lunch is $35.  Reservations before 8-30. Make check to “ARRT-SC” and mail to Pre Moore, 3 Stockton Lane, Bluffton, SC 29909-4616 Phone: 843-815-9326  e-mail:

Sept 15  POW/MIA Recognition Day 

Sept 15  Kayak Bass Fishing Trail - Santee Cooper

Sept 15-17  26th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration at at Gillespie Gap, NC Minerals Museum, Blue Ridge Parkway

  Overmountain Victory Celebration Encampment & Living History Spruce Pine, NC, Blue Ridge Parkway marker 331

Sept 15    Clar. Home HS football @ Clar. Hall, @ SBHS

Sept 16    National Stepfamily Day  

Sept 16, 17   29th Annual International Coastal Cleanup /River Sweep: Goat Isl. Boat Club: 803-433-0060, 803-433-2800803-433-0060, 803-433-2800

Sept 16   Manning Community Festival: JC Britton Park: ?9-4

Sept 16   Duke Football @  Durham vs Baylor

Sept 16    USC Football @ Cola. vs KY 

Sept 16   Clemson  Football at Louisville, KY

Sept 17-23  Constitution Week, observed Sept   Citizenship & Constitution: Signing of the Constitution of the United States: Sept 17, 1787

Sept 18, 1947  US Air Force Birthday

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: Manning: 803-435-8477

Sept 20    Jewish New Year (Year 5778) Rosh Hashana

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

Sept 21    Clar. Historical Society: Program: Bill Carson, Summerton:  "Emancipation Procrastination"  @ 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: ?6-9 PM by Clar. Jr. Chamber Sept 29, 16  Taste of Clarendon:  FOOD AND FUN: 6-9 PM: Sponsor: Clar. Jr. Chamber: TICKETS: CHAMBER: 803-435-4405: TICKETS $30 or $50 per couple IN ADVANCE

Sept 22    First day of Fall - Autumnal Equinox 

Sept 22    Clar. Home HS football: @ MHS , @  LMA-no

Sept TBA  Fall Migratory Bird and Butterfly Walks: Participants meet at the Santee NW Refuge Visitor Center at 7:30. Free!  803-478-2217

Sept 23    USC Football at Cola. vs LA Tech

Sept 23    Duke Football at UNC

Sept 23   Clemson  Football vs Boston C

Sept 25    Native American Day

Sept 24, 17  Gold Star Mother's Day Gold Star Mothers' Commemoration Day

Sept 24 - 30   Banned Books Week

Sept 26, 1774  Johnny Appleseed Day

Sept 26   National Public Lands Day 17th Annual National Public Lands  Day

Sept 26  National Hunting and Fishing Day - SCDNR

Sept 24-30   National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 15  National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Sept 25    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meet Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054

Sept  29    Clar. Home HS football: @ ECHS,  @ Clar. Hall, @  LMA, @ SBHS

Sept 29-30 & Oct 6-7, 17 Family, Friends and Kids -- Lottery Youth Hunt Dates on the Bluff Unit of the Santee NWR:803-478-2217

Sept 29    Duke Football vs Miami at Durham

Sept 30    USC Football @  TX A&M + Sept 30, 17  Clemson  Football at VA Tech

Sept 30   Clarendon County SCWA Banquet

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

Sept 30   Clarendon County SCWA Conservation Banquet: 6:30-9 PM: National Guard Armory-Manning: Pete S: 803-518-1405

Save the Dates:

Oct 1-3 Clarendon Revival: Rev. Ric Wright: Ministerial Alliance: 7 PM: Manning Hi gym

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 14    Clarendon Pilot Club Walk for Brain Health at MHS track field at 9am registration. Walk at 9:30. Refreshments, door prizes and much more.

Get a team or walk alone    Join us to support local agencies.   803-435-8289

Oct 16  Central Carolina Technical College Minimester Begins: FE Dubose Career Center: 803-473-2531

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:

Oct 28, 17 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 30  Central Carolina Technical College Halloween Blood Drive 8am – 2pm: FE Dubose Career Center: 803-473-2531

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





                                  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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