Mathews County

Mathews County, Virginia

PO Box 463
Mathews, VA 23109
Phone: (804) 725-2550
Fax: (804) 725-7456

On the southeastern border of VA, on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay; organized 1791 from Gloucester County. Name Origin: For Thomas Mathews, American Revolutionary general and patriot

Area (sq mi):: 251.96 (land 85.68; water 166.28) Population per square mile: 107.30
Population 2005: 9,194 State rank: 117 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 10.30% Population 2000: 9,207 (White 86.80%; Black or African American 11.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 46.20
Income 2000: per capita $23,610; median household $43,222; Population below poverty level: 6.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,511-$35,117
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 45.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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MATHEWS COUNTY, Virginia, is a peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay, a peninsula that itself is part of a larger peninsula formed by the Rappahannock and York rivers.
The book wraps up with a chapter on the legacy of the war as experienced by residents of Mathews County and the merchant marine.
Intrigued, the reporter began to research Mathews County, Virginia, which sent one of the largest concentrations of civilian merchant mariners into treacherous Atlantic waters during the war.
Photos that Fawley saved on one of his many computers led police to Behl's shallow grave, a spot near a lake in Mathews County. Authorities also found digital pictures of Behl on Fawley's computers.
The Bay School Cultural Arts Center is o onprofit, arts educational organization located in rural Mathews County, Virginia.
The Newport News-Hampton RMA; the Cities of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and Williamsburg; the non-RMA portion of James City County; and Mathews County.
I am a fifteen-year-old dancer in Mathews County, VA, a very small place on the Chesapeake Bay, about fifty miles from any cities worth mentioning.