Locknevi was mentioned as a community in the year 1348 but most likely had a church as early as the 13th century. Ancient remains however point to there being an expanding community here during the early Iron Age. The present church is a stone temple from the turn of the last century.
On a hill 800 metres south of Locknevi lies the ancient castle of Skansberget.
Locknevi has a local folk museum plus bathing at lake Anen.