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.