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The Founding Families founded Mystic Falls back in 1860. The first members of these families were founders of Mystic Falls.

Most of the members of the Founding Families are also members of Town Council.

List of Founding Families

Fell Family

Forbes Family

Gilbert Family

Extended Family Members

Lockwood Family

Salvatore Family

Extended Family Members

  • Tom Avery (Descendant and Stefan's Doppelgänger)
  • Silas (Ancestor of the Salvatore Family)


  • The Gilbert, Salvatore, Forbes, Fell and Bennett families are in both the book and TV series. Though the Bennetts are very different being African-American and is not credited of being a Founding Family.
  • The Smallwood family is only in the books.
  • The Lockwood family is only in the series.
  • The Maxwell family is also a founding family but does not appear in the TV series.

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