Introduction to St. Matthews, Kentucky
St. Matthews, Kentucky, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is part of the Louisville metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 15,852 people live in St. Matthews.
St. Matthews History
The present day city of St. Matthews was first settled in 1779. Colonial James John Floyd was the first settler. The city was named honoring the first church of the area which was known as St. Matthews Episcopal Church. The name became official in 1851 with a new post office established in the area with the same name.
St. Matthews and nearby Attractions
- Frazier Historical Arms Museum
- E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
- Saint Johns Church
- Falls of the Ohio State Park
Things To Do In St. Matthews
One can go to the several museums like Conrad - Caldwell House Museum, Frazier Historical Arms Museum, and Filson Museum. A walk can be enjoyed by the Weicher Creek. Tourists can also spend their free hours at the E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park and the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which offer many recreational facilities. Saint Johns Church is in the city.
St. Matthews Transportation
Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport is the nearest airport.
St. Matthews Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Sullivan University, Bellarmine University, Jefferson Community College, and University of Louisville.