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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mathews

 
Clickable Map of Mathews County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Mathews County, VA (22) Accomack County, VA (81) Gloucester County, VA (61) Middlesex County, VA (39) Northampton County, VA (45) York County, VA (159)  MathewsCounty(22) Mathews County (22)  AccomackCounty(81) Accomack County (81)  GloucesterCounty(61) Gloucester County (61)  MiddlesexCounty(39) Middlesex County (39)  NorthamptonCounty(45) Northampton County (45)  YorkCounty(159) York County (159)
Mathews, Virginia and Vicinity
    Mathews County (22)
    Accomack County (81)
    Gloucester County (61)
    Middlesex County (39)
    Northampton County (45)
    York County (159)
 
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1Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — N-84 — Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A.1833-1916
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
2Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Monument
Captain Sally L. Tompkins C.S.A. 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
3Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — Civil War In Mathews CountyConfederate Soldiers and Sailors
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
4Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — Fort Cricket Hill
1776 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. Erected by . . . — Map (db m30141) HM
5Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — N-35 — Kingston Parish
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
6Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — N-87 — Kingston Parish Glebe
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
7Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — Mathews County Confederate Monument
1861-1865 Our Confederate Soldiers In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Mathews County Va. Erected by the Lane Diggs camp C.V. and the Sallie Thompkins Chapter U.D.C. — Map (db m30129) HM
8Virginia (Mathews County), Mathews — N-88 — Mathews County Courthouse Square
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
 
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