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 Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents
Winter Harbor Contemporary, you can't beat the views here on the Chesapeake Bay! Open concept with three bedrooms, two baths and plenty of glass along the living areas plus an oversized wrap-around deck!
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.
Mathews | Inland, Land Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Twiggs Ferry Farm is an 8 acre parcel with 6 outbuildings including chicken houses, smokehouse & 2-stall barn. The property is in a great location - convenient to Gloucester, Mathews & the Piankatank River bridge.
Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Lightkeeper Lane Custom Home located on Queens Creek in Hallieford offers wrap-around porch, oversized windows, spacious rooms with water views, and an on-trend kitchen.
Woodas Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Woodas Creek Contemporary home on Woodas Creek off East River, 4-5' MLW pier, on a 0.8 acre point. Efficient, clean design with open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Milford Haven, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents
Millstone Farmhouse is a pristine waterfront parcel & 125 year-old farmhouse overlooking Milford Haven with bright & airy rooms & recent renovations.
North River, Mathews | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Sandra Lent, Agents
Southview is a picturesque property with an exquisite home & no detail overlooked. Breathtaking North River views, sand beach, pier with covered boat lift, 2 bedroom guest cottage, all on 3/4 acre.
East River, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Glebe Farm has been totally renovated while retaining the charm of days gone by on the East River. Seclusion & privacy with wide, expansive views of the East River. Close to 17 acres of woodlands & fields