Mathews County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Mathews County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 16, 1790 from Gloucester County. Mathews county was named for Thomas Mathews, British commander in the War of the Austrian Succession.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Mathews County is bordered by Northampton County (east, across the Chesapeake Bay), ), Middlesex County (north), Gloucester County (south & west).

Mathews County Cities and Towns include Hudgins, Mathews, Susan .

Mathews County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Mathews County, VA Courthouse
Mathews County, VA Courthouse

The Mathews County Courthouse is located in Mathews, Virginia. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH .  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Mathews County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records. 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.

  • Mathews County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1827, Land Records from 1817, Court Records from 1795 and Probate Records from 1795. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
  • Mathews County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Mathews County Treasurer
  • Mathews County Health Department
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.

Mathews County, Virginia Census Records

Mathews County, Virginia Vital Records

Mathews County, Virginia Resources

Mathews County, Virginia External Links

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