We're excited to announce the opening of our second location in St. Matthews!
Our new St. Matthews office is located at:
Claude Reynolds Insurance Agency Inc.
143 Chenoweth Lane
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Or visit our original Pleasure Ridge Park office
"Since 1974, our agency has been helping families, business owners and churches with their insurance needs. Working with over 5,000 families and 1,000 churches, we have grown to become one of the largest insurance agencies in our area. Our goal is to provide you with the very best coverage with the very best companies while saving you money. Let us prove this to you today as we look forward to working with you and becoming your agency of choice."
Claude M Reynolds III
St. Matthews is the 20th largest city in Kentucky and is a prominent suburb of Louisville. It is located 8 miles east of downtown Louisville in Jefferson County. It is one of the state's major shopping areas, being home to second and fifth largest malls in Kentucky (Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center), respectively, along with many smaller shopping centers along Shelbyville Road. The population was 17,472 at the 2010 census.
The area eventually known as St. Matthews was first settled by European Americans in 1779 by Colonial James John Floyd. St. Matthews developed at the same time as nearby Louisville. It was centered around the intersection of present-day Breckenridge Lane, Shelbyville Road, and Westport Road. The name St. Matthews emerged in 1850, after the area's first church, St. Matthews Episcopal Church. It became official in 1851 when a newly opened post office adopted the name. Numerous other churches were founded. The oldest of three Catholic churches in the city is Holy Trinity, built in 1882. Trinity High School was established nearby in association with the church.
During the first half of the 20th century, the farms were gradually subdivided. With residential development, St. Matthews took on a suburban character. Growth of the area was accelerated by the Ohio River flood of 1937, which caused many families to leave low-lying ground in Louisville and move to the higher ground of St. Matthews. It incorporated as a city in 1950.