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
Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
The Emerald Lane Cottage has easy access to the East River, Mobjack Bay and the very best fishing spots! Cottage renovations include: custom kitchen cabinets, instant hot water heater, 200 amp service, solid wood butcher block counters, well pump and pressure tank, new AC unit and more.
Mathews | Inland Rosemary Griffith, Agent
Schooner Lane is an attractive 2520 sq. ft. ranch style home in East River Estates, located just 2 miles from downtown Mathews. The large 2.62 acre wooded lot offers privacy yet convenience to the amenities of town.
Morris Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Oakley Pointe has it all! Gorgeous home, stunning pool and hot tub, private guest house, protected waterfrontage on Morris Creek, pier, boat lift, barn, greenhouse, and raised bed gardens - all on 5 acres.
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.
Mathews | Inland, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent
John Clayton Acreage is a rare opportunity to purchase a large tract of land with long road frontage. This 83 acre parcel is classified as a homesite, perfect for your private sanctuary, or could be great hunting grounds, etc.
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.
East River, Mathews | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Bernadette La Casse, Agents
Parson's Point is a sailor's paradise in a gorgeous location on the East River, just minutes to Mobjack Bay. 6' MLW pier and over 20 acres to ensure your privacy. Charming 1850's three bedroom home plus a quaint guest cottage.