Mathews County was formed in 1790 from Gloucester County and named for Thomas Mathews, of Norfolk, a soldier of the Revolution who was then Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. A local builder, Richard Billups, constructed the courthouse between 1792 and 1795. Other early buildings in the square include a jail (ca. 1795) and clerk's office (1859). The courthouse square is listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Geographic Location: Mathews County
Physical Description of Location: Westville, VA 23109. Located on State Route 611, less than 1/5 of a mile west of the junction of State Route 611 and New Point Comfort Hwy (Rt. 14). Marker is on the left when traveling west on State Route 611.
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth