The Mathews Cabin was built in the 1830s by pioneers Josiah and Lucy Martin Mathews, who came to Clarke County from South Carolina. By 1840, there were 13 family members and two slaves living in this cabin. In 2005, the Clarke County Historical Society purchased this log cabin. With the assistance of many volunteers, it was moved from its site on the Mathews Cemetery Road south of Grove Hill to its present site at the Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill, AL. Restoration of the cabin was completed in 2008. Visiting this cabin allows you to experience how our pioneer ancestors lived.
In order to appreciate all of the work that went into this restoration project, you need to watch the short video prepared by the Clarke County Historical Museum that is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCb63tb89MU.
The Clarke County Historical Museum is located downtown Grove Hill at the NW corner of the intersection of Cobb Street and N. Jackson Street (GPS coordinates N31.710583,W87.777333).