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Mathews County History
At the time of European colonization, this area was inhabited by the Chiskiake tribe, one of the Algonquian-speaking tribes who were part of the Powhatan Confederacy. During Virginia's colonial era, the area that later became Mathews County was a portion of Gloucester County.
Mathews County was established out of a part of Gloucester County in 1791.
It's named after Brigadier General Thomas Mathews, the Speaker of the House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia.
Westville was designated at the county seat (later it became known variously as Mathews Court House or simply Mathews)
It is the second-smallest county in Virginia by land area and is one of the few counties in Virginia without a traffic signal.
Hudgins * Mathews * Susan * North * Bavon
Other Populated Areas
[some may not exist anymore]
Diggs * Port Haywood * Bohannon * Blakes * Gwynn * Gwynns Island
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