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Dr. Harry C. Raysor House — St. Matthews, South Carolina

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Dr. Harry C. Raysor House

Though this home in St. Matthews has fallen into disrepair in recent years, it was a grand home when it was built in 1905. For years the home belonged to Dr. Harry C. Raysor, a beloved physician from St. Matthews. The Calhoun County town has honored Dr. Raysor on multiple occasions, beginning in 1970 when a community day was named for him. In 1975, Dr. Raysor was named South Carolina Senior Citizen of the Year, and while serving as marshal of the Purple Martin Parade in April of 1976, the stretch of United States Highway 601 that runs through St. Matthews was unveiled as Harry C. Raysor Drive.

Raysor House

Gazie Nagle of Charleston, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Fittingly, his long-time home sits on the town’s main road that now bears his name. A portrait of Dr. Raysor is displayed within the Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center. Dr. Raysor died in 1981 at the age of 93.

Harry Raysor House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Dr. Harry C. Raysor House Info

Address: 203 Harry C. Raysor Drive, St. Matthews, SC 29135
GPS Coordinates: 33.667236,-80.775325

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One Comment about Dr. Harry C. Raysor House

Woody Dent says:
June 26th, 2017 at 3:45 pm

There is an error on the owner’s name. This was the Wannamker Home on Highway 601 in St. Matthews. The story you wrote is correct about Dr. Raysor himself, but the Raysor Home is on Bridge Street in St. Matthews. You have it in another picture on Calhoun County as Raysor-Weeks home. That was the home Dr. Raysor grew up in. Dr. Raysor’s sister married Frank Weeks and they raised their child there, then another generation of family lived there. Dr. Raysor’s mother is 102 and still alive, so cute. Her dad was so loved by the community.


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