This article at today.msnbc.msn.com describes a dispute over where surveyors marked the border between North Carolina and South Carolina 240 years ago. With modern day technology, the border may be moved approximately 150 feet in some places, affecting residents close to the border.
Authorized by the General Assembly in 1935, the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program is now administered cooperatively among numerous state agencies. The website allows for search by county. There are numerous results for MecklenburgCounty, complete with historic sites, maps of historical trails, and essays for each marker. To access these results go to http://ncmarkers.com/search.aspx, highlight Mecklenburg in the list of counties, and click on the search button below the counties list.
The Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds offers the ability to view & search 1763-1990 land records online. From the index you can go directly to the microfilm image. For first-time users, a tutorial is offered with detailed instructions on how to use the site. Individual pages can be printed.
Click on the image below to access the search page.
The Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds offers an online search of land records from 1990-present. These include Deeds, Deeds of Trust(Mortgages), Restrictions, Right of Ways, Easements, Subdivision Surveys, Leases, etc. Once a record is located, please contact the office for additional information on how to obtain a copy.
Click on the image below to access the site.