Sally Tompkins, born at Poplar Grove 3 miles south of here, was the only woman granted a commission in the Army of the Confederacy. "Captain Sally" founded and directed Robertson Hospital in Richmond where over 1300 Confederate soldiers were cared . . . — — Map (db m30125) HM
Captain Sally L. Tompkins
Born at Poplar Grove, Mathews Co., VA.
November 9, 1833.
Died at Richmond, VA., July 25, 1916.
In grateful appreciation of her
services in maintaining the Roberston
Hospital at Richmond, VA., from . . . — — Map (db m30127) HM
Several Confederate companies were organized here during the war. The Mathews Light Artillery (formerly Co. H, 61st Virginia Militia) was organized in July 1861. On May 14, 1862, it was accepted into Confederate States service as Capt Andrew D. . . . — — Map (db m74694) HM
Erected in commemoration of the victory of the American Continental soldiers in command of General Andrew Lewis over the British land and sea forces under Lord Dunmore at Fort Cricket Hill, VA, June 9th 1776. — — Map (db m30141) WM
Kingston Parish was established about 1652. During colonial times, the Anglican parish administered the ecclesiastical and some civil affairs for the inhabitants of the area that later became Mathews County. The principal parish church is believed . . . — — Map (db m30128) HM
Just south, between Put In Creek and Woodas Creek, lies the former glebe of Kingston Parish of the Church of England (now the Protestant Epsicopal Church). In 1665 the parish acquired the first parcel (455 acres) of glebe land to support its . . . — — Map (db m74699) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m30124) HM
African Americans formed the Mathews Educational League in 1923 and raised $9,900 to build a four-room school here in 1926-1927. Donations came mainly from the black community, with additional contributions from white residents, the county school . . . — — Map (db m176022) HM
To honor the memory of the men from Mathews County who gave their lives in wars and conflicts of the twentieth century
"Remember we died to keep you and others free"
World War I, 1917 - 1918
Brownley, Stanley E. - USNR •
Butts, . . . — — Map (db m176016) WM