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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint Matthews ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Saint Matthews (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Saint Matthews. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Saint Matthews ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Saint Matthews: St. Matthews

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Saint Matthews is located in Calhoun County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Clarendon, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland & Sumter.

Below are the counties that are near Saint Matthews. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Saint Matthews:

  • Calhoun County     (The home county of Saint Matthews)
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Creston [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
  • Aiken County
    • Perry [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Aiken County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<3>
    • Salley [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salley
      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<3>
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagener
      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagener
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<3>
  • Bamberg County
    • Bamberg [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bamberg
      • Bamberg [Bamberg County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bamberg<3>
    • Denmark [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<3>
    • Govan [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
      • Govan [Bamberg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Govan
    • Olar [Bamberg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olar
      • Olar [Bamberg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olar<3>
  • Barnwell County
    • Blackville [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackville
      • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<3>
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilda
      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<3>
    • Elko [Barnwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elko
      • Elko [Barnwell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elko<3>
  • Clarendon County
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxville
      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<3>
    • Silver [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver
      • Silver [Clarendon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver
    • Summerton [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerton
      • Summerton [Clarendon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerton<3>
    • Davis Station [Clarendon County]
    • Alcolu [Clarendon County]
    • Manning [Clarendon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
      • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<3>
    • Gable [Clarendon County]
  • Colleton County
    • Smoaks [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoaks
      • Smoaks [Colleton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smoaks<3>
  • Dorchester County
    • Reevesville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reevesville
      • Reevesville [Dorchester County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reevesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reevesville<3>
    • Saint George [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Dorchester County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<3>
    • Harleyville [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleyville
      • Harleyville [Dorchester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleyville<3>
    • Grover [Dorchester County]
  • Kershaw County
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
  • Lancaster County
    • Springdale [Lancaster County]
  • Lexington County
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<3>
    • Gaston [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Lexington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<3>
    • Glenn Village [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Village
      • Glenn Village [Lexington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Village
    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • Cayce [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayce
      • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<3>
    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Congaree
      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Congaree
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Pelion [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelion
      • Pelion [Lexington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelion<3>
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<3>
    • Oak Grove [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lexington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Seven Oaks [Lexington County]
    • Lexington [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irmo
      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<3>
  • Orangeburg County
    • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamison
      • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamison
    • Stilton [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilton
      • Stilton [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilton
    • Wren Village [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren Village
      • Wren Village [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Village
    • Brookdale [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookdale
      • Brookdale [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookdale
    • Wilkinson Heights [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkinson Heights
      • Wilkinson Heights [Orangeburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkinson Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkinson Heights
    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeburg
      • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangeburg<3>
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<3>
    • Edisto [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto
      • Edisto [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto
    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordova
      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<3>
    • Parler [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parler
      • Parler [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parler
    • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolen Town
      • Bolen Town [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolen Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolen Town
    • North [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North
      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<3>
    • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodford
      • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodford
  • Richland County
    • Gadsden [Richland County]
    • Eastover [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastover
      • Eastover [Richland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastover<3>
    • Pinewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Richland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
    • Bruner [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruner
      • Bruner [Richland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruner
    • Capitol View [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol View
      • Capitol View [Richland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol View
    • Valencia Heights [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia Heights
      • Valencia Heights [Richland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia Heights
    • Hollywood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Richland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Columbia [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
      • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
  • Sumter County
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<3>
    • Wedgefield [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedgefield
      • Wedgefield [Sumter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Wedgefield has also been known as:
      • Wedgewood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedgefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedgefield<3>
    • Privateer [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Privateer
      • Privateer [Sumter County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Privateer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Privateer
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
      • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
    • Stateburg [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stateburg
      • Stateburg [Sumter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stateburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stateburg
    • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley Creek Village
      • Ashley Creek Village [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashley Creek Village
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
      • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale
    • Horatio [Sumter County]
    • Lakewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Oakland [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Sumter County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Millwood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
      • Millwood [Sumter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millwood
    • South Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sumter
      • South Sumter [Sumter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sumter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sumter
    • Sumter [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumter
      • Sumter [Sumter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumter<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Saint Matthews, see our County-by-County Page for Saint Matthews.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Saint Matthews ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Matthews.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Saint Matthews. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Saint Matthews and those printed in the larger area surrounding Saint Matthews.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km] of Saint Matthews.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Saint Matthews:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Saint Matthews ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Matthews.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Saint Matthews covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • West End Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West End Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West End Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West End Cemetery
  • First Assembly of God Church Cemetery
  • Hubbard Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hubbard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hubbard Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard Cemetery
  • Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Prospect Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prospect Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prospect Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Cemetery
  • Crestview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crestview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crestview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crestview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Goodin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goodin Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodin Cemetery
    • Jones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Calvary AME Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary AME Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary AME Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary AME Church Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary AME Church Cemetery
    • Belleville Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belleville Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belleville Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Belleville Memorial Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville Memorial Cemetery
    • Bull Swamp Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bull Swamp Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bull Swamp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bull Swamp Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Swamp Cemetery
    • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    • Limestone UMC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Limestone UMC Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Limestone UMC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Limestone UMC Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone UMC Cemetery
    • St. Stephen Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stephen Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Stephen Church Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
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    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Saint Matthews had a population of 524 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Saint Matthews had a population of 1,903 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Saint Matthews, with the one closest to Saint Matthews listed first.

  • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
    • Saint Matthews [Calhoun County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 524 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,903 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Matthews had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<3>
  • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamison
    • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 134 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jamison had a post office and railroad service
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  • Stilton [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilton
    • Stilton [Orangeburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stilton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilton
  • Gadsden [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsden
    • Gadsden [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<3>
  • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elloree
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elloree had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elloree
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<3>
  • Weston [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
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    • Rimini [Clarendon County]
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      • Rimini [Clarendon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rimini had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rimini have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimini
    • Felder [Orangeburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felder
      • Felder [Orangeburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Felder had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felder
    • Congaree [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congaree
      • Congaree [Richland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Congaree had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congaree
    • Hopkins [Richland County]
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      • Hopkins [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Saint Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hopkins had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopkins<3>
    • North [Orangeburg County]
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      • North [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<3>
    • Felderville [Orangeburg County]
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      • Felderville [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Felderville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felderville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felderville
    • Parler [Orangeburg County]
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      • Parler [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parler had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parler
    • Swansea [Lexington County]
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      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Swansea had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<3>
    • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
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      • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodford had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodford

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saint Matthews. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saint Matthews.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Saint Matthews ...

While our initial data about Saint Matthews came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Saint Matthews in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Saint Matthews.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Saint Matthews:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Saint Matthews in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Saint Matthews for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Saint Matthews. See our Misc Page for Saint Matthews for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Calhoun County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Matthews) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Matthews. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint MatthewsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Matthews. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6644, Longitude: -80.7772    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Saint Matthews, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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