Interesting Facts About Matthews
In the early 19th century, Matthews was called Stumptown because of the tree stumps left from clearing land for cotton farms.
It was later named Fullwood.
Fullwood acted as a stagecoach stop between Charlotte and Monroe. The town was incorporated into a municipal corporation in 1879, and was renamed Matthews in honor of Edward Matthews.
Companies with headquarters in Matthews include Family Dollar Stores and Harris Teeter.
Matthews is home to to a number of historic sites and museums including the Museum of York County, Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
, Historic Rural Hill Farm, Historic Rosedale Plantation, and Carolinas Aviation Museum.
Matthews is situated along the McAlpine Creek Greenway, a 6.9-mile greenway that offers wildlife viewing opportunities, walking and biking.
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the nearest airport.