There are historic, shopping, dining and scenic treasures just waiting to be discovered in the quaint towns of Mecklenburg County.
As the County Seat of Mecklenburg, Boydton is a small, but historically rich town located in the central part of the county.
A recently completed street enhancement project renders a charming Victorian ambiance to the entire historic district. As the county seat, it boasts a unique hexastyle Greek Revival courthouse. Built and designed by Jefferson’s own builder, it is a replica of the State Capitol in Richmond. From its central location on a lush court square, it commands your attention, but is quite at home among the quaint, vintage buildings surrounding it.
The Boyd Tavern (C 1790), a stagecoach stopover for the Boydton-Petersburg Plank Road, represents a fine example of work by Jacob Holt. It is also a visitor’s center and is open to the public for tours.
A walking tour highlights a replica of the Boydton-Petersburg Plank Road, a pre-civil war, timbered turnpike, which played a crucial role in the transporting of tobacco to the Petersburg tobacco market.
Discover this unique border town, half of which is in Mecklenburg and the other half in Brunswick County.
Located about 15 miles north of Boydton, Chase City was for generations the largest and most prosperous town in Mecklenburg County. Always a center for commerce, Chase City continues today as a leader in Southern Virginia’s tobacco market.
Chase City was incorporated in 1873 and named for Salmon P. Chase, United States Chief Justice and Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury.
The charming Town of Clarksville is Virginia’s only lakeside town. It was incorporated in 1818 and became a bustling center for commerce and tobacco. The damming of the Roanoke River in the 1950s, which created Kerr Lake, had a tremendous impact on the entire county, and especially Clarksville.
Today, Clarksville is known as an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with nearby opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and more. The town is the staging point for dozens of fishing tournaments each year, as well as other regionally-famous festivals and special events.
The Town of La Crosse sits at an important crossroads where I-85 and Virginia Route 58 intersect. Lacrosse has retained its authentic small town charm while being home to several regional and national businesses. Visitors enjoy a tour and wine tasting at Rosemont of Virginia Winery.
South Hill is the Gateway to Mecklenburg County, located near I-85 just 30 minutes from Richmond. South Hill is a rapidly growing town with much to offer to visitors, including museums, arts & culture, terrific restaurants and plenty of lodging options.