Granville County, North Carolina

Granville Co., NC

Granville Co., NC


The county was formed in 1746 from Edgecombe County. It was named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, who as heir to one of the eight original Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina, claimed one eighth of the land granted in the charter of 1665. The claim was established as consisting of approximately the northern half of North Carolina and this territory came to be known as the Granville District also known as Oxford.

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. Finally, in 1881 parts of Granville County, Franklin County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.


1868 map of Granville County by county surveyor S.P.J. Harris noting location of townships. Source: North Carolina Archives - http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/ncmaps&CISOPTR=217&CISOBOX=1&REC=8

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Granville County is bordered by Mecklenburg County, VA to the north, Vance County, NC on the east, Franklin County, NC in the southeast, Wake County, NC to the south, Durham County, NC in the southwest, Person County, NC on the west and Halifax County, VA to the north-northwest.
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