Mecklenburg County Virginia
A pleasant balance of open spaces and friendly towns.
Location: Mecklenburg County is ideally situated along Virginia's Southern border with North Carolina. With I-85, Route 58 (four-lane), I-95 just miles away, and the Port of Virginia only two hours away, getting product in and out of your facility is a breeze. And because weíre situated half way between Richmond and Raleigh-Durham, locating here places business strategically between two of the regionís thickest markets.
History: The county was formed from part of Lunenburg County in 1764 and was legally established in 1765. There are five incorporated towns within the county: Boydton (county seat), Chase City, Clarksville, La Crosse, and South Hill. The county has a rich tradition of agriculture, primarily in tobacco. The town of Clarksville is known as the oldest continuous flue-cured tobacco market in the world.
Lakes and Parks
Buggs Island Lake (also known as John H. Kerr Reservoir)
a 50,000-acre lake with over 800 miles of shoreline, is the largest lake in Virginia and one of the most scenic in the south. Day-use areas, 30 boat launches and boat rentals are available, as well as secluded lakefront residential properties. The lake also offers a fishing pier to meet the needs of handicapped fishing enthusiast.
Lake Gaston is 34 miles long and provides 20,300 acres of surface area with over 350 miles of shoreline. This beautiful lake offers ideal facilties for fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports, as well as exceptionally desirable residential property.
Occoneechee State Park, located on a wooded peninsula of Buggs Island, encompasses 2,690 acres and is a haven for anglers, vacation campers and nature lovers. The park offers boat-launching facilities, nature trials, campgrounds, and history exhibits about the Occoneechee Indians.
Hunting and Wildlife: Hunting has always been a staple of life for Mecklenburg County residents. With its plentiful forests, fertile fields, and bountiful lakes and streams, Mecklenburg County offers a rich habitat for a number of popular wild game species, including: whitetail deer, black bear, turkey, fox, rabbit, squirrel, geese and duck.
The Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area is a waterfowl refuge located near the Kerr Dam. In addition to nature watching opportunities all year, limited dove hunting is permitted in season and bird dog trials are often held there.
Falkland Farms is a 7,673-acre contiguous tract of land located nearby in Halifax County. First acquired in the early 1900ís by Colonial Ira Vaughan, this privately owned farm remains a hunting plantation to this day. Its bed and breakfast facilities are used year round for corporate meetings, weddings, and receptions.
For more information about Mecklenburg County, please call, write or email
Director of Economic Development
PO Box 307
Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: (434) 738-6388
Fax: (434) 738-6804