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
Warehouse Cove & Piankatank River, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Iron Point Lane Contemporary is a Private sanctuary on 5 acres, nestled in the woods on Warehouse Cove off the Piankatank River with a sand beach, boat lift, Open Floor Plan, & an Adorable Guest Cottage.
Horn Harbor, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Rivah Living on Horn Harbor features a lovely, renovated c. 1898 farmhouse on deep water (4-6' MLW) at the mouth of the harbor feeding into the bay. The property includes a boat lift, dock, storage shed, & a detached, unfinished 2 car garage.
Edwards Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Rosemary Griffith & Bernadette La Casse, Agents
Spirit Branch Residence 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.
Milford Haven, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Island Time on Milford Haven, just minutes from Chesapeake Bay. Renovated and expanded 1920's cottage has room for everyone with large living room, family room, screened porch, upper and lower decks. Almost 2 acres with wide views!
Mobjack Bay, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Bay Shore Point, 3 spectacular acres with waterfront views on 3 sides, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises over the Mobjack Bay and beautiful sand beach. Perfect place to build your dream home and close to the town of Mathews Courthouse.
Mathews | Inland Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Fitchetts Wharf Cottage is adorable and pristine with two bedroom - perfect starter or down-sizer. The circa 1920 home was completely gutted and renovated in 2008/09. 3.7 acres, partially wooded, beautifully landscaped yard.
Queens Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Sail Cove Residence is a lovely brick ranch in the sought-after neighborhood. 5' MLW pier with boat lift. Open floor plan for easy entertaining, large bedrooms, brick deck, and patio.
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.