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Thank you for dropping by our little history site for Granville County.  It is very much appreciated.  My name is Tina Oneyear and I am the county administrator.  I would like to encourage anyone to submit anything at all that is of historical and genealogical value or interest.  I would give you the credit for anything that you submit or transcribe.  I believe in giving credit it where it is due. 

Please, don't copy and paste from other websites, I need raw material with sources listed, whether is be from a newspaper, family bible, CD, or old book.  Thank you.

If you are interested in submitting or donating your work or time, for Granville County, please, contact me, Tina Oneyear at .  I look forward to hearing from you.

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Updated: Aug. 24. 2011

Apologies, no personal 'Look Ups'.

Granville County: areas of population
Belltown, Berea, Braggtown, Brassfield, Bullock, Butner, Clay, Cornwall, Cozart, Creedmoor, Culbreth, Dexter, Dickerson, Fairport, Gela, Grissom, Hebron, Hester, Horner, Huntsboro, Kinton Fork, Knap of Reeds, Lewis, Lyons, Mount Energy, Northside, Oak Hill, 
Oxford - County Seat
 Providence, Satterwhite, Shoofly, Shake Rag, Stem, Stovall, Tabb's Creek, Tally Ho, Tar River, Wilbours, Wilton

Townships of Census'
Brassfield, Butner Creedmoor, Dutchville, Fishing Creek, Oak Hill, Oxford, Tally Ho, Sassafras Fork, Salem, Stem, Stovall, Walnut Grove

History of Granville County

Granville county was created in 1746 from a part of Edgecombe county and was named in honor of John Carteret, 2nd Earl of Granville, a British statesman. Originally, Tuscarora Indians lived in the area, as well as other tribes, but were the main tribe. 

In 1752 -1881 parts of Granville County, were broken away to form other counties that exist today. This county was well known for it's crops of tobacco grown on plantations and farms with the labor of slaves, which has been established as part of the 'Black Belt', because of the predominance of African-Americans in the area from the slave heritage.

The Tar River runs through the county as well as bordering the man-made lake, Kerr Lake, that was created between 1946 - 1953, as well as other lakes and rivers. 

Surrounding Counties:

State of Virginia - North
Wake County - South
Durham County - South West
Franklin County - South East
Vance County - East
Person County - West

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Site created Aug. 2, 2011

Background and graphics are donated to TTTP by Tina Oneyear.