Mathews County

Formation Date: 1790
Formed From: Gloucester County

Image depicting location of Mathews County
Mathews County was named for Thomas Mathews, of Norfolk, the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1790 when the county was formed from Gloucester County. Its area is 86 square miles, and the county seat is Mathews. The population is 9,207 according to the 2000 census. All county court records were burned in Richmond on 3 April 1865. At least two bond books, one plat book, and a number of fee books survive.

Note: Most records were destroyed by fire in 1865.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes

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