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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

  • Gorgeous sunsets over the Piankatank with the Twiggs Ferry Bridge in the distance

  • Partially wooded property with sand beach

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Piankatank Homesite

$299,000

Piankatank River, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents

Piankatank Homesite has it all Sand Beach, Sunsets & Water Views. Cleared 7 acre parcel on the Piankatank River, well elevated, deep water, 4 bedroom septic permit. Convenient to Mathews, Gloucester, and Middlesex.

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  • Circular drive to the front of the home

  • Spectacular entrance into the picture perfect Foyer with grand staircase

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Brittany Estate

$1,199,500

East River, Mathews | Waterfront, Inland Hunter Law, Agent

Brittany Estate is a private 6 acre waterfront property with expansive views of the East River in Mathews, in-ground pool, 5-stall barn, a beautiful 7325 sq. ft. 2-story brick home, and a complete apartment above the 3-bay garage and workshop.

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  • Parking on both side of the building

  • Front view of the building

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Gwynn’s Island Commercial Building

$210,000

Mathews | Inland Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Gwynn's Island Commercial Building is a great opportunity with fantastic road frontage and dedicated parking. Large open floor plan (65' x 25') with separate storage and kitchen facilities. The building includes a separate rental space (currently USPS). Grocery retail equipment is included.

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  • Aerial of Dock and Homestead on Milford Haven heading out to the Chesapeake Bay

  • Historic Callis Wharf Victorian c.1905

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Historic Milford Haven Victorian

$895,000

Milford Haven, Mathews | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Amy Jo Southard, Agents

Historic Milford Haven Victorian located on Gwynn's Island includes +375 feet of waterfront with a dock and boat lift. Keeping yesteryears charm and beautiful with modern features. Gorgeous wrap-around porch, lovely kitchen and nice space all the way to the 3rd floor.

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  • Chesapeake Bay frontage! Property incudes utility shed, detached garage and plenty of parking

  • A great spot for sunrises or moonrises!

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Island Time

$479,000

Chesapeake Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents

It's Island Time! Welcome to the perfect white sand beach getaway on Gwynn's Island. This cottage has been completely rebuilt for easy care beach living, lots of room, and all about the views and the water.

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