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History of Granville County


Granville County N.C., formed from Edgecombe County in 1746, encompasses the current counties of Granville, Vance, Franklin, Warren and part of Person. The County was named for John Carteret, Earl of Granville. The first settlers in Granville County were attracted to the area by the availability of land at prices less than in their home areas. An early trading path into the area from Virginia helped make Granville County one of the gateways to the unsettled areas. Granville County was a place where many stayed for only a short time before moving on to new areas and settlements while others stayed and made it their permanent home.
Although most of the early settlers who came into Granville County were from Virginia, others looking for a new home came from as far away as the Carolina coast.
Granville County Map as of 1746



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John Penn Marker
C G Credle School
C.G. Credle School


 

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