Calhoun County Museum – St. Matthews, South Carolina
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The Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center is located along Butler Street in the Calhoun County seat of St. Matthews. Built in 1959 to showcase the historical and cultural heritage of the area, the museum boasts over 20,000 square feet of space for exhibit and research. Its extensive archives can be viewed by appointment.
The one-story clapboard structure shown below was moved to the grounds of the museum not long ago. It originally served as a slave cabin on Dantzler Plantation which sits within St. Matthews’ town limits. Dantzler Plantation is the oldest house in St. Matthews and dates to 1850. This cabin is set to be restored in the near future. (Note that there is another Dantzler Plantation in nearby Holly Hill.)
A second transplanted structure also stands on the grounds of the Calhoun County Museum. The primitive two-story house shown below is thought to have been constructed between 1790 and 1800 and serves as an excellent example of early homestead structures within the region. It was moved to its new site to protect it from future damage, as vandals had destroyed the rear portion of the home.
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Address: 313 Butler Street, St. Matthews, SC 29135
GPS Coordinates: 33.659852,-80.774548
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