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Mathews County Virginia Courthouse Square

Mathews County was formed from the Kingston Parish part of Gloucester County. The county is named after Thomas Mathews, a soldier of the Revolutionary War who later became Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1790 he enacted the legislation for Mathews to become an independent county.


Mathews County Virginia Courthouse

Richard Billups, a local resident began the construction of the Mathews Courthouse in 1792. The building was completed in 1795. The Courthouse Square also includes a jail house completed In 1795 and a Clerk's office built in 1859. Today, the Courthouse Square is listed in the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.





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