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Mathews is the second smallest county in Virginia, with 252 square miles, and has a population of approximately 9000.  In 1791, Mathews County was formed from a part of Gloucester and named for Revolutionary War General Thomas Mathews.  Well-known for its waterways, Mathews boasts 214 miles of waterfront, with much of that frontage on the Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, North and East Rivers, and Mobjack Bay. All this water makes Mathews a haven for boaters, kayakers, fishermen, and nature lovers.

Points of interest include New Point Comfort Lighthouse, Haven Beach, Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve, and the Mathews Maritime Museum.  Gwynn’s Island is a popular boating and fishing spot, with a public boat ramp, museum, and campground.  The historic Mathews Courthouse area offers unique gift shops, antique and consignment shops, and several restaurants.  Rich in history, Mathews has numerous historic sites including Christ Episcopal Church, Civil War earthworks of Fort Nonsense, and Tompkins Cottage – once owned by the family of Capt. Sally Tompkins, the only woman officially commissioned in the Confederate Army.  The old mill at Poplar Grove ground grain for George Washington’ troops during the Revolution.

Mathews hosts the annual Tour de Chesapeake, a bicycling event which benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Each September, the Mathews Market Days festival features arts and crafts exhibits, a variety of foods, and live music.  Whether you’re looking for waterfront enjoyment, history, or just peace and quiet, Mathews County offers something for everyone.

Areas in Mathews: Mathews, Hudgins, Cobbs Creek, North, Gwynn, Foster, Moon, Bohannon, Port Haywood, Bavon, Susan

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, North River, East River, Mobjack Bay, Hills Bay, Milford Haven, Cobbs Creek, Queens Creek, Stutts Creek, Horn Harbor, Winter Harbor

  • Custom 3-level home

  • Bring your boat! Dock currently accommodates 45' sailboat

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Gwynn’s Island Contemporary

$549,000

Edwards Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Rosemary Griffith & Bernadette La Casse, Agents

Gwynn's Island Contemporary is a beautiful custom home on Gwynn's Island complete with guest house on deep protected water just off Milford Haven and the Chesapeake Bay with an open floor plan including a huge great room with a custom stone fireplace.

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  • Beautifully wooded with hardwoods

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Mathews Acreage

$35,000

Mathews | Inland, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Mathews Acreage is Just outside Mathews Court House, with a 20 acre parcel of hardwoods and is perfect for hunting or timber. Adjacent home for sale for $380,000. Must call agent to access property.

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Woodas Creek Estate

$950,000

Woodas Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Sandra Lent, Agents

Relaxed river charm on Woodas Creek just off the East River! Circa 1840 farmhouse and four period outbuildings, +10 acres, 2 stall barn, divided paddock, deep water boat house and sweeping river views.

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