Mathews Downtown Historic District

The Mathews Downtown Historic District captures an area generally known as the Mathews Court House village in Mathews County and which had been occupied by Virginia Indians since the Early […]

Light Stations of the United States MPD

This Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) Form facilitates the nomination to the registers of light stations in the United States. Today nearly 250 lighthouses in the United States are accessible to […]


Exemplifying a unique evolution of architectural style in Mathews County, Springdale preserves two important stages of construction. The original portion, built in the late-18th-century, is a simple but elegant Georgian-style […]


Riverlawn was designed and built by Heron Murray in 1874, and has served alternately as a vacation home and full-time private family residence since. Located near Williams Wharf in Mathews […]

The Lane Hotel

The Lane Hotel building, dating to circa 1840 and situated across from the Mathews County Courthouse in the village of Mathews, has served along with its affiliated buildings as a […]

Sibley’s and James Store Historic District

The Sibley’s and James Store Historic District, in the Mathews Downtown Historic District, features three store buildings—two of which were connected at some point—that have played a role in the […]

Donk’s Theatre

Donk’s Theatre, in Mathews County, built during 1946-47, operated as a motion picture theatre until 1970. It reopened in 1975 as a live country music theater and continues as such […]

Wolf Trap Light Station

The Wolf Trap Light Station is listed under the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form for Light Stations in the United States. It consists of a wooden caisson that supports […]

Old Thomas James Store

The Old Thomas James Store is an excellent example of an early-19th-century commercial building now long absent from the rural Virginia landscape. Researchers have identified this 1810 building in the […]

B. Williams & Company Store

Built 1869-70, the B. Williams & Company Store preserves the link between Mathews County’s rich maritime traditions and the rapidly changing modern landscape. The Williams and Murray families owned, occupied, […]