Saint Matthews, South Carolina offers the best of all worlds for its citizens. We are located just 32 miles from the state capital of Columbia and 80 miles from the port city of Charleston. St. Matthews serves as the County Seat of Calhoun County. Low property taxes, numerous recreational activities, friendly people and a low crime rate all combine to make our county the most attractive place to live in central South Carolina.
Like many counties in central SC, we offer both public and private school systems. This allows parents to choose between the well-financed public school with larger classes or the smaller class sizes that are offered by the private school. When our students graduate from high school, there are numerous public and private colleges and universities as well as technical schools available for them if they wish to further their education.
The City of St. Matthews offers a downtown area complete with grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, fast food restaurants, furniture stores, antique shops as well as other stores that are found in most small southern towns. You won’t find traffic jams, air pollution, excessive noise or long check out lines!
Calhoun County is well known as a fishing and hunting haven. Deer, dove, duck, catfish and bass are all plentiful. The Congaree River and Lake Marion also afford us the opportunity to enjoy all forms of water sports. For the avid golfer, the Calhoun Country Club offers a beautiful fully irrigated 18-hole golf course.
We are blessed here in our county with several fine doctors and dentists. Friendly affordable health care is readily available. The Calhoun Convalescent Center offers our citizens quality health care when they can no longer care for themselves. Located only ten miles from St. Matthews is The Regional Medical Center. This full service hospital has approximately 250 beds.
We feel we live in a first class community. Our mild climate, great geographical location, and affordable standard of living make Calhoun County the perfect place to live and work.
The town of St. Matthews is governed under a Council/Manager format. The Mayor and six council members are elected to serve four-year terms.
- Location: West Bridge St.
- Mailing Address: PO Box 172, St. Matthews, SC 29135
- Telephone: 803-874-2405
- Fax: 803-874-3946
- Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:00am – 5:00 pm
- Town Hall, 1st Tuesdays of every month, 6:00pm
- Agenda items must be submitted to Town Hall in writing by 12:00 noon on Friday prior to meeting.
- Mayor: Joe Sikes 803-874-1595
- District #1: Alleen Floyd 803-655-5532
- District #2: David Stack 803-874-4397
- District #3: Cecil Thornton 803-874-3608
- District #4: Eloise S. Guinyard 803-874-2405
- District #5: Virgil Jacobs 803-655-5664
- District #6: Harvey Howell 803-874-1566