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Granville Village

Granville Village Hall is located at 141 East Broadway, Granville, OH 43023; phone: 740-587-0707.

Captain Levi Rose House, ca. 1820, 631 North Pearl Street, Granville, OH, National Register

Photo: Captain Levi Rose House, ca. 1820, 631 North Pearl Street, Granville, OH. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Photographed by user:Wdzinc (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2015.

Beginnings [1]

Granville, Ohio is a small community nestled between Mt. Parnassus, Prospect Hill and Sugar Loaf Hill in central Licking County. The village is located along Raccoon Creek approximately 30 miles west of Columbus, the state capital, and 7 miles west of Newark, the county seat. Granville is reminiscent of a New England village which comes as no surprise as it was founded in 1804 by a group of individuals from Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut. The community has always been fairly prosperous and well maintained, however, it has grown little during the last 3/4 of a century. A comparison of 1866, 1875 and 1977 maps show very little change in the size of Granville.

  1. Nancy Recchie, Regional Preservation Offices, Columbus Landmarks Foundation, Granville Multiple Resource Area, Licking County, OH, nomination document, 1980, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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