I’ve been able to find very little information about Matthews. It was well established by the late 19th century and was incorporated in 1904, though the area was likely inhabited much earlier.
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The Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad ran track through Matthews in the mid-1880s and built a depot around that time. There’s a similar depot in Mitchell, on the same line.
Located near the railroad tracks in Ohoopee, this appears to be the last remaining commercial structure in the community. It’s also possible that it served as a bank. Cindy Talley Nolfe, via Facebook, notes that it was the U. S. Post Office in the 1950s. [The post office closed in Oak Park in 1953].