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
Winter Harbor, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Winter Harbor Waterfront Lot is perfect for your getaway! This 2.56 acre lot faces north for great views and has a 3BR conventional septic & well, installed in 1990 (as is - Buyer to affirm if functional/repairable).
Chesapeake Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents
Saunders Lane Beach Cottage offers amazing, open views of the Chesapeake Bay & your very own sandy beach! 1385 sq. ft., 3 level home. Brand new septic, well, HVAC units & refrigerator already in place.
Barn Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Shell Point Lane . . . cute 2 bedroom waterfront cottage on Gwynn's Island with updates, open concept floor plan, and beautiful pine flooring. A new pier was installed in 2019.
Milford Haven, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Breezy Way Beach House has wide open views out Milford Haven & sandy beach, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms & lots of storage/extra space.
East River, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Bay Shore Point Residence . . . come explore this 2.7 acre property with classic 1911 farmhouse, 2 story barn (w/electricity), 2 car garage and East River frontage with pier, boat lift, and jet ski lift.
Lanes Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Reeves Road Cottage on Lanes Creek just off Milford Haven with quick Chesapeake Bay access. Boathouse with new lift, pier, fish cleaning station, & outdoor shower, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home
Horn Harbor, Mathews | Waterfront Alease Tillage, Agent
Susan Lane Cottage, w/ Horn Harbor views & an electric fence. The renovated home is bright & airy with lots of windows to view open spaces. This home is not in a flood zone!
Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Elm Grove Lane Cottage, on the North River & surrounded by water with great privacy, you can truly leave all your worries behind!