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
Hills Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Starkwood Residence is a bright & airy contemporary on a scenic inlet of Hills Bay/Piankatank River. Wall of windows on waterside, oak flooring, fireplace, deck, screened porch.
Chesapeake Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Alease Tillage, Agent
Beach House on the Chesapeake Bay has Spectacular open views & a sand beach with a large wrap-around porch, oversized deck, multi-level pier with 2-4' MLW & 3 bedrooms, 3.5 Baths.
Mobjack Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse and Tim Daniel, Agents
Mobjack Bay Contemporary has maximum water views with an Open, airy layout, extensive renovations, oversized deck, balcony, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, garage with storage & workshop.
Horn Harbor, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
Horn Harbor Contemporary is a spectacular custom home with a large screen porch & slate patio, exposed beams, Brazilian cherry floors & more!
Mathews | Inland Tim Daniel, Agent
Aarons Beach Farmhouse is a Charming 1910 Home, raised and updated in 2015. +17 acres, classic barn, fenced pasture, woods. Walk to beach on Chesapeake Bay!
Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent
North River Residence has Endless views out the mouth of North River to the Mobjack Bay, 3 bedrooms plus guest cottage on 4.79 acres.
Queens Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Neena Rodgers, Agent
Clifton is on a private peninsula with 1100+ feet of wrap-around shoreline and nestled on 12+ acres just off Queen's Creek. The residence has 5130 SF of gracious living spaces with 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half baths.
Chapel Creek, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents
Rivercreek has Immediate access to the Piankatank River & Chesapeake Bay. Come build your dream home on this 7.5 acre cleared parcel in a small, quality development.