Mystic Falls is a picturesque town located in the southern area of Virginia. Aside from the towns foundation in 1859 (in the series timeline) por the Founding Families, the town also has a long history of vampires, witches and werewolves. As the Founder's Council, they secretly guard the town mainly from vampires, and they are seemingly unaware of other sobrenatural beings, such as lobisomens and witches.
The Founder's council:
The Founders Council is an association of the Founding Families, townspeople descended from the original settlers of Mystic Falls, as well as various municipal officials. Outwardly, it appears to be a civic organization dedicated to celebrating local history. Secretly the council's mission is to protect the town from sobrenatural beings, specifically vampires. Journals written por members of the Founding Families describe vampiros and how to catch and kill them are passed down through subsequent generations.