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Matthews

Just southeast of the Charlotte city limits is the Mecklenburg County town of Matthews. Named one of the top ten suburban cities in America, Matthews has a distinct small town charm. With a downtown steeped in history, ten of its buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The area that is now Matthews was a small cotton farming community in the 1800s and was originally named Stumptown after residents cleared out all the trees in the area leaving only stumps. In 1879 the town was incorporated as Matthews in honor of Edward Watson Matthews, a director of the railroad that brought the first train through the area in 1874.

Matthews has grown to population of over 30,000 and has a wide assortment of neighborhoods to choose from, conveniently located near I-485.