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Welcome to Matheson ...

So far, we found very little information about Matheson. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Matheson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Matheson, please Contact Us.


Matheson would have been located within present day Shasta County<2>.



Matheson was established in 1922.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Matheson: Named after James Matheson.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Matheson is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Matheson was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Matheson would have been located in the (530) area code.

Communities Also Named Matheson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Matheson - they are located in Colorado and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Matheson.

Communities near Matheson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Matheson.

  • Redding
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Anderson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
    • Anderson is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,565 people
    • Former name for Anderson:
    • American Ranch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anderson <4>
  • Shasta Lake
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shasta Lake
    • Shasta Lake is located in Shasta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,379 people
    • Former names for Shasta Lake:
    • Boomtown
    • Central Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shasta Lake <4>
  • Kilna ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kilna. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilna
    • Kilna is located in Shasta County
  • Project City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Project City
    • Project City is located in Shasta County
  • Shasta
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Toyon ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toyon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toyon
    • Toyon is located in Shasta County
    • Former name for Toyon:
    • Seaman's Place
  • Boralma ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Boralma. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boralma
    • Boralma is located in Shasta County
  • Pine Grove ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
    • Pine Grove is located in Shasta County
  • Waugh ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waugh have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waugh
    • Waugh is located in Shasta County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Matheson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Matheson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Matheson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Matheson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Matheson. See our Newspapers Page for Matheson.

Adding Matheson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Matheson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Matheson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Matheson post office opened in 1922.

We also found Matheson mentioned on a train schedule titled Southern Pacific Railroad Time Tables (July 1929).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Matheson.

The official website for Shasta County: www.co.shasta.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Matheson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Shasta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Matheson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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