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275 Years of History in Granville County

Granville County is marking a milestone in 2021 with 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 established by the Granville County Board of Commissioners has been working throughout the year to schedule activities, events, and keepsakes to help celebrate this special occasion. 

Local author Lewis Bowling was contracted by County Government and the committee to publish a commemorative book to showcase the Granville County of yesterday and today. Looking Back: 275 Years of Granville County History, is available for purchase at the County Administration Office located at 104 Belle Street in Oxford, or can be ordered online by clicking here. The cost of each book is $50. Note: Online orders will incur a small convenience fee and shipping charges, if applicable. 

A collectible coin is also available for $5 at the County Administration Office located at 104 Belle Street in Oxford, or ordered online by clicking here.  Note: Online orders will incur a small convenience fee and shipping charges, if applicable.  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. 

Don’t miss the celebration planned at the Granville Athletic Park on Saturday, July 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

 

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