The Vampire Diaries: 10 Major Flaws Of The Show That Fans Chose To Ignore

5. The Inconsistency With The Founding Year

There have been quite a few signs in Mystic Falls, like the one in the cemetery which claims that the town was founded in 1792. However numerous characters have said on the show that the town was founded in 1860. “Mystic Falls was founded in 1860 when a Lockwood, a Forbes, a Fell, a Gilbert, and a Salvatore gathered to sign the township charter,” Caroline tells Sybil.

Though Sybil explains that the town had already been inhabited by witches, history states that the town was founded in 1860 and not 1792. No one addresses the error in the signs and neither does anyone acknowledge this seventy-year discrepancy in the town’s history.
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