City Directories and History: 1963 – Mrs. Jessie L. Matthews, 1975 – Vacant
The Smith-Matthews house remains one of only a few old homes in Ebenezer that has seen few changes. Built about 1898 by Andrew Kohath Smith, a Confederate veteran and Old Point (Ebenezer) postmaster. The original house had a room dedicated as the post office. The postmaster would go to the end of what is today Old Point Ave., and retreive the mail from the train depot. The citizens of the community either walked or drove to his home to get their mail.
In 1911 the house as purchased by the Matthews family. Mrs. Basil H. Matthews was the last to live in the house of that family. She had served as the town clerk and treasurer for Ebenezer. The Matthews son, was considered a star football player at Winthrop Training School and later became a successful attorney-developor.
Open the MORE INFORMATION link (found under the primary picture), to view an enlargeable, 1896 Postal Map of York County, S.C.
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