Granville County, North Carolina

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Granville County, North Carolina
GRANVILLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Granville County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Granville County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1746
Named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
Seat Oxford
Largest city Oxford
Area
 • Total 536 sq mi (1,388 km2)
 • Land 532 sq mi (1,378 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 59,916
 • Density 113/sq mi (44/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Website www.granvillecounty.org

Granville County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, 48,498 people lived there. Its county seat is Oxford.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1746 from Edgecombe County.

In 1752 parts of Granville County, Bladen County, and Johnston County were combined to form Orange County. In 1764 the eastern part of Granville County became Bute County. And in 1881 parts of Granville County, Franklin County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.

Government[change | change source]

Granville County is part of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Bordoring Counties[change | change source]

The counties border, or connect to, Granville County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Granville County:

Other websites[change | change source]