A suburb in Charlotte, North Carolina
Matthews is located in southeastern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and is a suburb of Charlotte City. The town is spread on an area of approximately 17.2 square miles, and according to the latest reports, the city has a population of over 27.000 residents with 11.349 households and 7904 families residing here, and a population density of 1557.1 people per square mile.
Once an affluent area of woodlands, it was occupied by farmer settlers in the early 1800s, who cleared the land from trees and started planting cotton around the beginning of the 19th century. Because of the land clearing, the town used to be called Stumptown, as a result of all the tree stumps left around by the settlers. By 1920, cotton fields surrounded the city and represented a considerable business in the area. There were also several gin businesses.
The town is now a bustling area, perfect for families and couples that want to lead an active life. Although somewhat small, the city features numerous public and private schools as well as hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and recreational facilities. Matthews also has ten downtown buildings from the late 19th century and early 20th century that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Source: Wikipedia, Matthewsnc