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).

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.

St Matthews Almanac

CountyJefferson County
Standard Zip Codes40207
P.O. Box Zip Codes40257
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.22
Approximate Longitude-85.74

St Matthews Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp49 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp62 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip48 inches
Distance33.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
West Buechel1,501$39,271
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