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 | Inland Alease Tillage, Agent
Thurston Road Colonial Home is a private 16 acre property with 3448 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, attached garage plus detached garage with unfinished apartment.
Todds Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents
Bertschy Lane Residence . . . spacious contemporary 4 bedroom home plus large 1 bedroom guest apartment with 4 acres on protected Todds Creek
Mathews | Inland, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Aldendale Lane Lot is a large private building lot with 6+ wooded level acres, Zone X & close to Port Haywood & Mathews Courthouse for the amenities.
East River, Mathews | Waterfront Diana Wolfson, Agent
Eastwinds is a perfect example of Victorian architecture, completed in 1903 by Milton & Georgianna Foster Murray. The home has maintained much of its original style & beauty.
Todds Creek, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Emerald Lane Boathouse Lot is a Private, cleared 1.1 acre lot with Quick access to East River and Mobjack Bay. This lot is approved for a 3 bedroom septic system
Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Emerald Lane Cottage & Building Lot have easy access to the East River, Mobjack Bay & the very best fishing spots! Many Cottage renovations!
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.