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Welcome to Mathews ...

Mathews is located in Mathews County<1> and is the County Seat for Mathews County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mathews, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

Mathews is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Mathews lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Mathews: (804)

Communities Also Named Mathews ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Mathews - they are located in Alabama (2), Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland (2), North Dakota, South Carolina and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mathews.

Communities near Mathews ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mathews.

  • Kilmarnock
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmarnock
    • Kilmarnock is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock <4>
  • Urbanna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Irvington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
    • Irvington is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington <4>
  • White Stone
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stone
    • White Stone is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 331 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone <4>
  • Susan
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan
    • Susan is located in Mathews County
  • Peary
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peary
    • Peary is located in Mathews County
  • New Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Point
    • New Point is located in Mathews County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Point <4>
  • North
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Amburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amburg
    • Amburg is located in Middlesex County
  • Stingray Point
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stingray Point
    • Stingray Point is located in Middlesex County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mathews. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mathews.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mathews. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mathews.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mathews. See our Newspapers Page for Mathews.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mathews ...

Looking for more information about Mathews? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mathews, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mathews.

Adding Mathews to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mathews in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mathews was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Mathews on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mathews.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mathews. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mathews County: www.co.mathews.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Mathews, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mathews - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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