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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

New

East River Cape Cod

$399,900

East River, Mathews | Waterfront Hunter Law, Agent

East River Cape Cod with almost 11 acres of privacy & 900' of shoreline & 4' MLW. Home offers 3 bedrooms & 2 baths, attached 2 car garage, a detached 3 car garage & a boat ramp.

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New

Eastwinds

$1,200,000

East River, Mathews | Waterfront Diana Wolfson, Agent

Eastwinds is a perfect example of Victorian architecture, completed in 1903 by Milton & Georgianna Foster Murray. The home has maintained much of its original style & beauty.

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Pending

Mill Lane Road Residence

$475,000

East River, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Rosemary Griffith, Agents

Mill Lane Road Residence . . . protected deep anchorage off the East River - 3.5' MLW with 10,000 lb. covered boat lift, floating pier & rip rap shoreline. Open concept Living, Dining, & Kitchen spaces.

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Pending

Dixie Drive Contemporary

$284,999

Mathews | Inland Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Dixie Drive Contemporary, in a Great Location with large rooms, high ceilings, stone fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, & bonus room. Great location convenient to Mathews, Gloucester, & Middlesex.

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Sold

Chesapeake Bay Cottage

$550,000

Chesapeake Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Chesapeake Bay Cottage . . . pristine white sand beach, endless views! Expanded and renovated 3 bedrooms, 2 bath cottage, beachside deck, and outdoor shower.

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Pending

Rivercreek Drive Lot 9

$225,000

Chapel Creek, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Rivercreek Drive Lot 9, Build your dream home on this 5.8 acre waterfront, cleared parcel with 2-3' MLW on Chapel Creek off the Piankatank River in a small development. Four bedroom Clearstream septic is installed.

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Active

Westville Milford Condo

$379,900

Mathews | Inland Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Westville Milford Condo is a hassle-free one level condo in the heart of Mathews with 1732 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms + den & 2 baths, dining/living areas and laundry room.

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