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

  • Aerial view of the farmhouse tucked in the trees

  • Main house side view


Rivah Living on Horn Harbor


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.

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  • Custom 3-level home

  • Bring your boat! Dock currently accommodates 45' sailboat


Spirit Branch Residence


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.

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  • Lovingly renovated and expanded 1920's cottage

  • Fabulous views from the deck


Island Time


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!

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  • Original section dates to pre-1900. New raised foundation, Hardiplank siding, metal roof

  • The 3.7 acres is partially wooded, with a lovingly landscaped yard


Fitchetts Wharf Cottage


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.

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