Granville County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 36°18′00″N 78°39′27″W / 36.299884°N 78.657634°W / 36.299884; -78.657634
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Granville County
Granville County Courthouse
Granville County Courthouse
"Combining historic beauty with rich resources for tomorrow"
Map of North Carolina highlighting Granville County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°18′00″N 78°39′27″W / 36.299884°N 78.657634°W / 36.299884; -78.657634
Country United States
State North Carolina
EstablishedJune 28, 1746
(277 years ago)
Named forJohn Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
Largest communityButner
 • Total537.59 sq mi (1,392.4 km2)
 • Land531.99 sq mi (1,377.8 km2)
 • Water5.60 sq mi (14.5 km2)  1.04%
 • Total60,992
 • Density114.65/sq mi (44.27/km2)
Congressional district4th

Granville County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2020, 60,992 people lived there.[1] 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:

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Granville County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.

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