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Welcome to Matthews ...

Matthews is located in Chester County<1>.

The location of Matthews has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Matthews is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Matthews lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Matthews: (610) & (484)<4>

Communities Also Named Matthews ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Matthews - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Matthews ...

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

  • Norristown [Montgomery County]
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    • Norristown [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,323 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norristown<6>
  • Pottstown [Montgomery County]
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    • Pottstown [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,580 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottstown<6>
  • West Chester [Chester County]
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    • West Chester [Chester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,048 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<6>
  • Phoenixville [Chester County]
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    • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,910 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coatesville [Chester County]
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      • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,006 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<6>
    • Downingtown [Chester County]
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      • Downingtown [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downingtown<6>
    • Conshohocken [Montgomery County]
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      • Conshohocken [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,051 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conshohocken<6>
    • Kennett Square [Chester County]
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      • Kennett Square [Chester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,203 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennett Square<6>
    • Media [Delaware County]
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      • Media [Delaware County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,787 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Media<6>
    • Birdsboro [Berks County]
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      • Birdsboro [Berks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birdsboro<6>

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 Matthews. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Matthews.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Matthews. 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 Matthews.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Matthews ...

Looking for more information about Matthews? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Matthews, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Matthews.

Adding Matthews to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Matthews in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Matthews was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Matthews on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Matthews on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Chester County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Matthews. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Chester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Matthews - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Matthews) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matthews. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1018, Longitude: -75.6594       In this case, the coordinates for Matthews have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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