Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Mecklenburg Co., VA

Mecklenburg County,VA


Mecklenburg County was formed on 1 March 1765 from the portion of Lunenburg County which had previously been set apart as St. James Parish. The new county was named in honor of Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of George III.

The Meherrin River runs on its northern line, and the Roanoke through its southern portion. It was originally home to the Occoneechee Indians and several trading paths wound through the area. The Indians were driven away in 1676 by the British, led by Nathaniel Bacon.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Mecklenburg County is bordered by Halifax, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Brunswick counties of Virginia along with the North Carolina counties of Granville, Vance and Warren.

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