Photographer Ann Helms says that while she was taking pictures of this house located outside of St. Matthews, “a nice couple pulled up and told me the property and home once belonged to the Rumph family sometime during the mid to late 1800s. Some online research revealed the Rumph name goes back to the 1700s in the Orangeburg-Calhoun area. I do not know which generation of Rumphs lived in this house or when it was built however.”
The Rumph Home was relocated to the grounds of the Calhoun County Museum around 2016 to be restored. Vandals had destroyed the rear portion of the home by completely removing the shed addition to use its wood. The house is now protected.