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Welcome to Saint Matthews ...

The town of Saint Matthews is located in Calhoun County<1> (at the time of its founding, Saint Matthews was located in Orangeburg County) and is the County Seat for Calhoun County.

A typical abbreviation for Saint Matthews: St. Matthews

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Matthews has a population of 1,905 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Saint Matthews.

Saint Matthews is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Saint Matthews is within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Saint Matthews: 29135<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Matthews had an population of 1,905 people. This is a decrease of 5.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Matthews had a population of 2,021 people (which is 13.32% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Saint Matthews the county's most populous community.

The population of Saint Matthews represents 0.04% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,021 people, the population of Saint Matthews decreased 4.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,107 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Matthews.

Communities Also Named Saint Matthews ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Saint Matthews - they are located in Arkansas and Kentucky.

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

Communities near Saint Matthews ...

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

  • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County]
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    • Orangeburg [Orangeburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Swansea [Lexington County]
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    • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Eastover [Richland County]
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    • Eastover [Richland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Saint Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 850 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastover<6>
  • North [Orangeburg County]
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    • North [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Saint Matthews
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Elloree [Orangeburg County]
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      • Elloree [Orangeburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elloree<6>
    • Pinewood [Sumter County]
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      • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<6>
    • Cameron [Calhoun County]
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      • Cameron [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodford [Orangeburg County]
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      • Woodford [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cordova [Orangeburg County]
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      • Cordova [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Saint Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<6>
    • Jamison [Orangeburg County]
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      • Jamison [Orangeburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Saint Matthews
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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 Saint Matthews. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Matthews.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Matthews. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Matthews.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Matthews ...

Looking for more information about Saint 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Saint Matthews, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Matthews.

Adding Saint Matthews to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Matthews.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Matthews - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Saint Matthews). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Matthews or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Matthews) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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