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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Matthews is approximately 25,306 (2005), 27198 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,138 (2000), 10526 (2010).
The amount of land area in Matthews is 31.766 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Matthews is 14.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Matthews to Washington DC is 334 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 126 miles. (as the crow flies)
Matthews is positioned 35.12 degrees north of the equator and 80.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Matthews elevation is 730 feet above sea level.
Matthews per capita income is $ 27,471 (2000).
Matthews median income is $ 66,600 (2005).
The Matthews median home price is $ 200,400 (2005).


in south-central North Carolina about ten miles from Charlotte. Other nearby communities include Stallings, Indian Trail, Mint Hill, Lake Park, Hemby Bridge, Weddington and Wesley Chapel.
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History & History Related Items

Matthews was first known as Stumptown for the stumps left behind when farmers cleared the land for crops. Next, in 1825, the community was named for John Fullwood who ran the local inn and served as the postmaster. The Carolina Central Railway brought their line through the town on 15 December 1874. At this time, the name of the town was changed to Matthews to honor the director of the railroad, Watson Matthews. In 1879, the town was incorporated.

Here is a history page for Matthews. Also try this page for more history for Matthews.
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Matthews Reid House
134 West John Street
Matthews, NC 28105

Matthews Alive Festival - held on Labor Day Weekend each year.
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Matthews City Government

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools">Town of Matthews
232 Matthews Station Street
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-847-4411

Matthews Chamber

Matthews Chamber of Commerce
210 Matthews Stations Street
Matthews NC 28105

Matthews Organizations

Matthews Chamber of Commerce
210 Matthews Stations Street
Matthews NC 28105

Matthews Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Matthews


The population of Matthews was:
1880 - 191
1990 - 13,651
2000 - 22,127
2005 - 25,306
Median age:
2000 -36.4 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 67,034
2005 - $ 66,600

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 27,471

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 170,700
2005 - $ 200,400

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