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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 Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20: 803-435-0328


              2018   HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club  meets for breakfast every Thursday, 7:15 AM, March 1, 2018 at WenLilys, 112 Main St.

    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

 Now through March  Buy a donation-ticket for EPRM DAR quilt chances,  

        stop by Cyndi’s Today’s Styles:   5 for $20, drawing in March, call: 803.478.2645  

 Now - March 1   Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Closed: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217  


     February 2018
 American History Month / Black History Month / American Heart Month & Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

     Character Word for February: Courage

 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

 Thursdays: Summerton Rotary Club meets for breakfast: 7:15, March 1, 2018 at WenLilys, 112 Main St., Summerton

 All Feb  Rocket Girls display at 4 Main, Summerton

 All Feb  Summerton Black History Arts Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton: 803.485.2525

 All Feb  Lake Marion Artisans presents: In celebration of Black History month:

  Generations--an Exhibit of Local African American Artists of All Ages, Exhibit runs

                All February: Lake Marion Artisans Gallery, 108 Main Street, Summerton

 Feb 9 - 25   Winter Olympics in South Korea

 Feb 21 & 28  Free Tax Preparation 3:00 PM, Harvin Clarendon County Library, Manning

 Feb 21, 1885 Washington Monument dedicated
 Feb 22   World Thinking Day promoted by the Girl Scouts

 Feb 22, 1732  Washington's Birthday

 TBA Feb  Turbeville Ruritan Pancake Supper: 5:30-7:30 PM ECHS Cafe: Turbeville  

 Feb 24   Clarendon Hall Dinner & Silent Auction: 5 PM: $10: CH Gym: 803-485-3550

 Feb 24   Jr. Chamber Oyster Roast: Armory: 803-435-4405: 6:30 - 9 PM: Steamed oysters, Beaufort stew, $50/couple: Advance Tickets:

 Feb 24   A Second Chance Animal Shelter Annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction, by Chef Ted,

         6 PM: at Fellowship Hall, Manning United Methodist Church: Advance Tickets: $15: Anne: 803-460-5535, Donna: 803.460.0887

 Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, & 19   Manning UMC Lenten Lunch: noon: $7: (803) 435-8115 

 Feb 26   Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028  w/  

                   Francis Marion History through Swamp Fox Murals Around Clarendon 

 Feb 27   General Francis Marion Memorial Day in SC, Feb 27, 1795 Marion died 
 Feb 27
  General Francis Marion Memorial Celebration at Marion's Tomb: 11 AM: DAR at Pineville:(843) 509-6404
 Feb 27, 1781  First Battle of Fort Watson
, Gen. T. Sumter defeated

 Feb 27   World Spay Day

 Feb 28-Mar 4  Women’s ACC Tourney, NC


          March  2018

  Women's History Month / Music in Our Schools / American Red Cross Month /

  / Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

    Character Word for March: Self-Discipline

 Feb 28-Mar 4  Women’s ACC Tourney, NC + Mar 6-10 Men’s ACC Tourney, NY

 Extended through Mar 29  Summerton Black History Arts Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton

 Mar 1 - 29  Summerton Dolls of the World & Raikes Bears Exhibition: 4 Main: Summerton

 Mar 1  Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Reopen: Santee NW Refuge: 803.478.2217
 Mar 2  Read Across America Day, Birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)

 Mar 2-4  Craftsmen's Classic Arts and Crafts Festival - Columbia - State fairgrounds 

 Mar 3   Giant Yard Sale: Clarendon Rec. Dept.: Britton Park, 7-12: 803.473.3543

 Mar 3  5th Annual Gospel Extravaganza, doors open: 4 PM, Program:  5pm, Weldon: $10: PoC: Annett Smith (803) 460-6679 benefit Camp Happy Days, Clarendon Cancer support & more

 Mar 3   Miss Puddin Swamp Pageant: East Clarendon High School: 5 PM for 6 & younger & 7 PM for others

 Mar 5, 12 & 19  Manning UMC Lenten Luncheons: noon: $7: 803.435.8115

 March 6, 1781  Battle of Wyboo Swamp 

 Mar 8    Minimester begins: Central Carolina Tech., FE DuBose: 803.473.2531

 Mar 8   Embrace Hospice Chamber Business After Hours

 Mar 8    International Women's Day

 Mar 10  Carolinas Bass Challenge Team event, John Land Landing

 Mar 10  Coast Guard Boating Course:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm: Costs: $20 for individuals and $25 for up to a family of 4 sharing materials': training room of the Summerton Fire Station: North Cantey St, Summerton. Pre-registration: required. Class size: limited: Susan W (252) 571-2859 or email

 Mar 10  Glow Golf: Night Golf for Sight: by Manning Lions Club @ Players Course, open to the public, includes a chili dinner and social at the Wyboo Plantation Community Center followed by an alternate shot 9-hole golf tournament played at The Players Course at Wyboo Plantation. Chili, salad, dessert, coffee, tea and water provided. You’re welcome to BYOB or your favorite beverage. The entry fee is $30 per team. Handicaps will be applied. Sign up by Mar 8.  Limited to 36 teams, bring a flashlight. If you are unable to participate, your monetary donations are tax deductible and appreciated.  Sign-up sheets are located the clubhouse. More info: Bill: 803.472.0000

 Mar 10  Taste of the Covenant: 5-7: New Covenant Church: 803-473-3677

 Mar 10 – 28, 1781  Mount Hope Harassment / Bridges Campaign  

 Mar 11   Daylight Savings Time Begins - Set clock ahead

 Mar 12 - 13  Clarendon County Adult Education Enrollment and testing for new students at FE DuBose Campus: Lisa J:  803-473-2531 

 Mar 12 - 16  National Wildlife Week

 Mar 13  The Wizard of Oz:  by MES at Weldon, Manning

 Mar 14  Happy Pi Day

 Mar 14   Clarendon Co. Soil Health Workshop: Becky's Cafe, Turbeville, 8-11:30 & lunch: $15 Register: 803.696.3409

 Mar 14, 1903  National Wildlife Refuge System Birthday

 Mar 15  Ides of March & March Madness Begins

 Mar 15   Clarendon Historical Society @ Clarendon Co. Admin. Bldg.: 7 PM: 803.435.0328

 Mar 15 - 17   122nd SCDAR State  Conference, DoubleTree Hotel,  Columbia

 Mar 17   Happy St. Patrick's Day

 Mar 17   Best Burger in the County: Burgers at Corner Diner Summerton Rotary Fundraiser for Girls & Boys State: $6: 5-8 PM

 Mar 17  Miss Striped Bass Pageant Weldon: 5 PM (0-6), 8 PM (7 & up): $5: 803.435.4405

 Mar 19 - 23    National Youth Violence Prevention Week: 803-435-2121

 Mar 19 - 25  National Poison Prevention Week: 803-435-2121

 Mar 20   Happy First Day of Spring - Vernal Equinox 

 Mar 21  Kick Butts Day: 803.435.2121  

 Mar 22  Main Street Manning Easter Egg Hunt

 Mar 23 - 25   Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Outdoor Show, State Fairgrounds, Cola.

 Mar 24   Manning Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: 6-10 AM: Manning Restaurant: Jim: 803-472-0054

 Mar 25   Palm Sunday

 Mar 25   National Medal of Honor Day

 Mar 26   Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM: 803-473-2054  or 803-473-3028

 Mar 29, 1973  US troops left Vietnam

 Mar 30   Good Friday     +     Mar 30    Passover Begins

 Mar 30 - Apr 6   Spring Break:  Clarendon Districts 1,2, 3 Schools, LMA Adult Ed. CCTC

 Mar 30 - April 1  Women's NCAA Final Four, Columbus, OH

 Mar 31   Summerton Easter Egg Hunt

 Mar 31, 1816  Francis Asbury, architect of the American Methodist Church, for 45 years in the New World, he carrying his message, usually on horseback and through rough terrain, across the territories. He died on March 31, 1816

 Mar 31 - Apr 1   Carolina Cup Camden, Springdale Race Co.

 Mar 31 & Apr 2    NCAA Final Four in San Antonio  (Men)  


    Save the dates:

April 1    Happy Easter Sunday

April 5 - 7  FLW Costa Eastern Regional event, John Land Landing: 803-435-4405

April 9    Clarendon County Adult Education Registration & Orientation:  F.E. Dubose Career Center, Manning,

April 12 - 14  Puddin' Swamp Festival, Turbeville

April 13 & 14   50+ Senior Expo @ Florence Center on sponsored by HopeHealth.  For Info: 803-473-8718

April 14   FLW BFL S.C. Division  event, John Land Landing: 803-435-4405

April 16, 18  Income Tax Day

April 20  Striped Bass Festival Opening Ceremonies

April 21  Striped Bass Festival Super Saturday

April 21   Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament - Jake (SCOTT Tournament):  803-435-4405

April 21   Colonel Matthew Singleton SAR Chapter Commemoration of Battle of Fort Watson, 11 AM: Santee NW Refuge

April 21   Jeanne Robertson @ Sumter Opera House: 7:30: 803-436-2500

April 23     Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning NSDAR meets Manning 1st Baptist Church: 5 PM

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

April 29, 18    LMA Theater: The Wizard of Oz: Deleted Scenes: 3 pm: Bubba Davis Gymnasium at Laurence Manning Academy: Nancy M (LMA): 803-435-2114

May 18 - 19  Bird Fest XVI: Blue Grass Music Festival: Pineland Farms, Panola




                                  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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