The rich history of the region dates back to before it was known as Mecklenburg County. The area was once a center of commerce for Native Americans. Later, the county played important roles in the Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. During its 250 years as a county, Mecklenburg has experienced prosperity, depression and the effects of war. The region has also played a role in the great movement for civil rights in America. Historical markers all across the county tell the fascinating stories of the people and events that influenced our history. Many historic buildings and homes can be seen, including Boyd Tavern, the original site of Randolph-Macon College, Prestwould Plantation and many more.