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Home to the third oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, a cultural arts center, Virginia's Lil' Ole Opry, two museums, nature preserves, and an active artisan community, Mathews County offers something for everyone.
With the earliest English settlement in 1650, Mathews County is rich in historical landmarks; buildings, churches, estates, cemeteries, including a Courthouse, circa 1795, still in use today, centuries-old gravesites, a haunted house, and the Tabernacle, one of the last remaining outdoor pavilions for religious use.
Mathews County is perhaps best known for its miles of waterfront sites, as well as its prominent location on the Chesapeake Bay. Surrounded almost completely by water, it is bordered by Middlesex County to the north, separated by the Piankatank River and Gloucester County to the west. The southern side of the county borders Mobjack Bay.