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St. Matthews Sunflowers — Calhoun County, South Carolina

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St. Matthews Sunflowers

The small town of St. Matthews was originally called Lewisville, in honor of Colonel Lewis, a distinguished land owner living in the area. Lewisville eventually became St. Matthews, in honor of the old St. Matthew’s Parish which eventually became Calhoun County.

St Matthews Sunflowers

Tom Connor of Eutawville, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

When Calhoun County was established, the county attorney accidentally left the apostrophe in “St. Matthew’s” out of the bill. From that point forward, the town name has officially been “St. Matthews” – without an apostrophe.

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16 Comments about St. Matthews Sunflowers

haley vonAchen says:
January 5th, 2018 at 10:11 am

Sunflowers are my most favorite flower and for as long as i can remember i have been wanting to visit a sunflower field! My question to you is, can we come and visit, walking around in the sunflower field? take pictures? spend time in the field? It would be great if you could let me know all the details and what the best, most beautiful time is to visit the sunflower field. Again i thank you so much!

Lindsay says:
January 24th, 2017 at 11:43 pm

I’m in love with sunflowers and I would love to visit this landmark!!!

SCIWAY says:
June 13th, 2016 at 8:44 am

Hi, Stacy. We are unaffiliated with the owners of this property. However, Draper WMA in McConnells is known for its glorious display of sunflowers: Best of luck!

Stacy Bryant says:
June 8th, 2016 at 8:42 am

I am Stacy. My daughter is trying to find a Sunflower field to make her bridal portraits in. Can you please let me know if your Sunflower field could be used and when the flowers are the prettiest or at their peak. Also exactly where you are located. I would also like the information of who I would need to contact for permission and how to contact them. Any information you can provide will be so appreciated.
Thank you,

SCIWAY says:
May 4th, 2016 at 7:51 am

Hi, LaToya. I’m afraid this is private property. However, Draper WMA in York County is known for its sunflower fields and is open to the public:

LaToya Norrid says:
May 4th, 2016 at 7:09 am

Requesting information about taking maternity pics at this location.

Kendra Williams-Johnson says:
September 10th, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Yes I'm wondering the same thing

SCIWAY says:
September 9th, 2015 at 8:32 am

Generally speaking, sunflowers are at their peak in late June and early July.

Valerie Vang says:
September 8th, 2015 at 10:59 pm

I wanna drive out here with my boyfriend but don't want to waste time and gas if there is nothing here…

Valerie Vang says:
September 8th, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Does anybody know if the sunflowers are here during September?

Lindsay says:
September 2nd, 2015 at 8:27 am

Could someone provide me with a phone number or more information about the sunflower field. I would love to go.

Michelle says:
July 24th, 2015 at 7:24 am

Hi! Is this sunflower field open to the public? And if so, where is it located? The map shows the center of St. Matthews, but does the field have a specific address? Thanks so much!

Cheryl Kostanesky says:
March 4th, 2015 at 10:08 am

I would love to come see and take photos of the sunflower fields in St. Matthews…can you email me when they are in full bloom and where they are? We live in Summerville and love to take “road trips”. Thank you in advance.
Cheryl Kostanesky

Olivia Rocha says:
September 5th, 2014 at 7:03 am

Hi, are the flowers still there? Do I need pay? What are the hours it is open?

Ashley says:
September 4th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Hi, are the sunflowers still there in September? I would love to take some photographs there. Thanks!

Sandy says:
July 1st, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Are the sunflowers still there now? Where we could photograph them?


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