275 Years of History in Granville County

Granville County is marking a milestone in 2021 as the County celebrates its 275th anniversary. Formed in 1746, Granville County was established thirty years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and was named in honor of the second Earl of Granville, Lord John Carteret. King George II had given most of the land that is present-day Granville County to Carteret as part of the Granville Grant in the 1660s.

A planning committee has been established by the Granville County Board of Commissioners to schedule activities, events and keepsakes to help celebrate this special occasion. 

Plans include the publication of a commemorative coffee-table style book to focus on the history and development of the county. Local author Lewis Bowling has been contracted by Granville County Government and the committee to showcase the Granville County of yesterday and today. Pre-orders are now being taken for the book, which will be available by the summer of 2021. For more details, please click here.

In addition, a collectible coin is now available for sale to the public. The heavyweight metal coin features a new and distinctive design that commemorates Granville County’s 275th Anniversary, with a nod to the County’s iconic Courthouse on the flip side. Learn more about the souvenir coin by clicking here. 

Stay informed about additional announcements and activities as plans continue to develop. Look to this website, local newspapers and social media, as well as tuning in to community radio stations, for more details and announcements.


View press releases about the 275th Anniversary here:

January 22, 2020:

November 19, 2020:

August 28, 2020:

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