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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 

2018  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":  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

  4 Main: - newest museum in Clarendon County & in Summerton

  Clarendon Archives, 211 N. Brooks, Manning: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Books: 803-435-0328


                 HAPPY 2018 

    Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15 AM,  at St Matthias Episcopal Church, 9 N. Dukes St., except the 5th Thursdays

    Summerton History & video by Peter Groen, editor of the Summerton Weekly News site and Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Main St., Summerton.

   Summerton Book Exchange is at Summerton Town Hall & at Lake Marion Gallery: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturday: 10-2: 803-460-2716

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

     Storytime for Children under 6 years old w/ parent/caregiver every Wednesday at the library at 10:30am


  Continuing   Summerton African Arts Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton

  May   Summerton Optical Illusions & Model Trains Exhibitions: 4 Main: Summerton


     April, 2018 National Poetry Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Jamestown, VA settled 411 years ago, 1607
Character Word for April: Positive Attitude  


April 25   World Malaria Day: Imagine No Malaria

April 26, 1785 Wildlife artist & conservationist John J. Audubon born

April 27   National  Arbor Day (Dec. in SC)

April 27 & 28    Master Gardeners Plant Sale: Fri.: 9-5 & Sat. 9-12: Land, Parker & Welch Courtyard, 29 Mill St.,  Manning: Ken

April 28   Fishers of Men Team Trail Lowcountry Division,  John Land Landing

April 28   Polly's Catfish Tournament:  at Polly's: 6 AM: All teams must be back by 4 p.m. for weigh-in at 4:30 pm. Registration deadline: 10 pm April 27 at Polly’s Campground & Restaurant.

April 28   Camp Jessie’s Kids: McLeod Health Clarendon: 9 am - 2:30 pm: open to children ages 4 through 14. Parents or guardians are asked to accompany children who are 4-6 years old. Camp Jessie’s Kids is to help children learn about grief and understand their feelings; to learn ways to cope with feelings of loss and concern.

April 28 & 29   Dance Machine presents “Boogie Fever”: Weldon Auditorium.  Doors open: 8 a.m. Tickets prices TBA: (803) 433-7469

April 29   LMA Theater: The Wizard of Oz: Deleted Scenes: 3 pm: Bubba Davis gymnasium at Laurence Manning Academy: Nancy M (LMA): 803-435-2114 (ticket prices and times)

April 29-May 5   National Small Business Week

April 30, 1789  George Washington inaugurated President of United States, New York City

April 30-May 6  Children's Book Week


Continuing   Summerton African Arts Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton

  May   Summerton Optical Illusions & Model Trains Exhibitions: 4 Main: Summerton



         Clarendon Area Events  May, 2018
   Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / National Bike Month National Military Appreciation Month

Character Word for May: Good Sportsmanship
April 30 - May 6  Children's Book Week

May 1  May Day, Law Day, Loyalty Day  

May 1  World Asthma Day    

May 1 - June 15  Alligator hunting application deadline on-line only for season: Sept 8 - Oct 13: SCDNR: 803-734-3609: )

May 1-7    National Be Kind to Animals

May 1  Midlands Gives 24 hour fundraiser includes  JCMC-Haven of Rest: MIDLANDSGIVES ON-LINE FUNDRAISER:  www.MIDLANDSGIVES.ORG 

May 3, 1765  First Medical School opened in Philadelphia, PA 

May 3   National Day of Prayer: In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May yearly

May 4   Coco - Movies in the Park: 7 PM: Main Street Manning:

May 4 – 5   Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament

May 5   Cinco de Mayo

May 5   Giant Yard Sale - Clarendon Recreation Dept. @ JC Britton Park, 8-12: 473-3543

May 5   Litter Pick Up : 10 AM: Main Street Manning:

May 5   Yard Sale / Baked Goods Sale at Grace Christian Fellowship Church Fellowship Hall, Raccoon Rd., Manning (across from National Guard Armory) 7-1 PM. Donations are accepted. For info: 803-473-7700

May 5   Kentucky Derby horse races

May 5   Free Comic Book Day: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

May 5   Gospel Legends Series Mother’s Day Sing at 6 pm: Weldon Auditorium. Tickets: $10 at door or in advance at Weldon, Clarendon Chamber & other locations: (803) 433-7469

May 6   Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers 

May 6-12   National Wildflower Week

May 6-12   SC & National Tourism Week:  Santee Welcome Center

May 7-11   National Teacher Day (8th  ), Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8-12, 1781  Patriots, led by Francis Marion and Henry Lee, captured the British post known as Fort Motte (at Rebecca Motte’s Mount Joseph plantation)
May 8, 1945 Remember V-E Day  

May 11   Central Carolina Technical College: 48th Annual Graduation Ceremony: 10 AM & 3 PM: Sumter Civic Center  

May 11   Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 12   St. Matthias Montessori Golf Classic @ Players Course @ Wyboo: 9 AM: Shotgun Start: 478-5044 : Vernon D

May 12, 1780   Besieged Charleston fell & occupied by British, Marion escaped /evacuated     

May 12   Carolina Backcountry: Sumter Museum: 10 AM - 4 PM: 803-775-0908

May 12   National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 13, 1846 US declared war on Mexico   

May 13   Happy Mother's Day 102nd  Anniversary
May 14, 1941 Women's Army Corps formed

May 14   Bill Pinkney Day in SC

May 14   Manning Early Childhood Center presents “Little Red Riding Hood”: 6 pm: Weldon Auditorium.  Admission: FREE: 803.433.7469     
May 15
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Week

May 17   Clarendon Historical Society Trip: Historic Georgetown: 803-435-0328

May 17   Clarendon County Adult Education Graduation: 6 PM: DuBose Campus CCTC: 803-473-2531  

May 18   International Museum Day

May 18   Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center JCMC--Haven of Rest) domestic violence crisis center celebrating 10 year Anniversary.  

May 18-19  Bird Fest XVI: Blue Grass Music Festival & Partners: Bands: Pineland Farms, 2377 Gaymon Rd., Panola: Friday: 5 PM past 10 PM, Sat. noon past 10 PM   entry fee: 803-435-5282

May 19  Briggs vs. Elliott Event in Summerton

May 21, 1881 American Red Cross Founded  

May 21   Summer Classes Begin at Central Carolina Technical College

May 22   LMA Graduation  LAURENCE MANNING ACADEMY @ Weldon: 7 PM: 803-433-7469

May 22   National Maritime Day

May 23   World Turtle Day  

May 23   Manning High School Baccalaureate at 6:30 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium.  Sponsored by the MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Admission is FREE: (803) 433-7469

May 24,  1918 US Army Air Service established  

May 25   Clarendon Hall High School Graduation: 7 PM at CHHS gym: 803-485-3550

May 27    44th  Season Santee Summer Ministry Begins - boat Church: 9:30 AM on Lake Marion at Edwin Boyle Santee Summer Ministry every Sunday. Casual dress is welcome and a lawn chair for seating is recommended.  Lakeside on Wyboo Slough: Boyles Point is across from Camp Bob Cooper. By car, take SC 260 south out of Manning and go about 10 miles. At the power sub-station on the left and a church, turn right on Patriot Drive (formerly Old River Road), turn at the second paved road on the left, turn to the left where the road makes a 90 degree turn to the right. 803-469-6770 (Frankie Moore)

May 27 - Aug 9   Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks:  SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001

May 28, 1993 Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning Chapter NSDAR Anniversary of Charter

May 28   Memorial Day, 1st in 1868, Holiday: At Turbeville Veterans' Monument 11 AM: Turbeville Ruritan Club, Douglas & Black River American Legion,  Memorial Day Services: at Summerton's Dogwood Park: 485-2575, At CC Courthouse: Am. Legion, Manning: 11 AM:

May 28    Closed: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

May 29    Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028
May 29,  1953  Sir Ed Hillary conquered Mt. Everest  
May 29, 1903  Bob Hope born in Eltham, England    
May 29, 1917  John F. Kennedy's Birthday

May 29-31  National Spelling Bee

May 30, 1868  Memorial Day, 1st in 1868


             June 2018
 Dairy Month / National Rivers Month

    Character Word for June: Commitment

June 1, 18  Summer Reading Program Begins: Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633  

June 2, 18   Giant Garage Sale  JC Britton Park: 7-noon: Clarendon Recreation Dept.: 473-3543

June 2, 18  National Trails Day  Clean up a trail.

June every Wednesday, 18  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

June 7, 18   Last Day of School for Students Clarendon Schools District 1,2,3

June 7   Phoenix High School Graduation at 6 p.m. at Weldon Auditorium. Admission is FREE: (803) 433-7469

June 8,  2018  Clarendon Districts 1 & 3 High School Graduations @ 6 or 7 PM  

June 9,  2018  Clarendon District 2 High School Graduation 8:30 AM @ Ramsey Stadium, Manning

June 9, 18 Goat Island Boat Club Poker Run @ John Land Landing: 803.574.1205

June 9   Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: E-Waste Event: 9-1pm County Admin. Building Parking Lot, Manning: 803-435-9384

June 10 – 16, 2018   Palmetto Girls State & Boys State

June 15, 2018 Alligator hunting application deadline on-line only for season: Sept 8 - Oct 13, '18: SCDNR

June 17, 2018    Happy Father's Day

June 28, 18 Carolina Day, Charleston

June 29-30, 2018 Miss South Carolina 2017 Crowned Township Auditorium, Columbia





  Carolina Tours came with a big bus

  from Columbia for a tour

  of the Swamp Fox Murals,

March 24, 2018,

as part of their March Mystery Tour.



                                  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

          Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

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)

      Archives Index of past Symposium DVDs and order form.

  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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