The legends and old writings suggest that Vevcani is an old settlement and its beginnings go back in the end of the 6th century and the beginning of the 7th century, when the tribe Berziti ( Brsjaci) overcame Struga’s area and populated today's Vevcani area, that is, southeast area of Jablanica.
There are several written sources about the history of Vevcani, one of them is Kalimanovata gramota as the most researched document so far. It is written that Vevcani as a village at the end of the 9th century it is highly developed, economically strong and bound to pay taxes to the Bulgarian prince Boris I , and after him, to the emperor Simeon the Great.
The next written source tells of the village that goes by the name Vescani at the 14th century, that is in the year 1342 – 1345 when the king Stefan Dusan gave a stone plate to the church of the Holy Mother in Ohrid. In the 16th century, inside the Ottoman tax records, among the non-Muslim population in the year 1509 there were 208 houses but in the year 1519 there were 223 homes and this village was even bigger than Struga, which, back then only had 176 homes. In the beginning of the 16th century in the year 1633 – 1634 the village was written under the name Vescano with total of 154 households.
During the late period of the Ottoman empire the citizens of Vevcani were distinguished with bravery, patriotism, harshness and dedication to the Orthodox Christian religion.
The socialist barricade for difense of Vevchani dignity
In the year of 1934 in Vevcani a Health Station was made and very soon it became famous all around the area.
At its highest peak, in the year of 1968 the authority at that time tried to ruin the Health Station unlawfully with the help of the police, it wanted to suffocate the work of the Station.
With an incredible speed the locals learnt about their intention and they put up barricades in front of the Health Station. The barricades were made out of stones, trees, cars … Those were the first socialist barricades ever in our country during that period, the whole local area gathered together to defend what is theirs and what is right.
In the center of Vevcani, till this very day there is a monument plate where the names of the traitors are written down saying: "may God strike them dead"