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Granville, OH

Located in east central Ohio, Granville was founded in 1805 by New Englanders. It is home to the liberal arts and sciences college, Denison University; the historic Avery-Downer House and Robbins Hunter Museum; the historical landmark, Buxton Inn; the antique, Bryn Du Mansion; and many other significant attractions. Granville is also known for its outdoor activities, such as camping alongside Lake Hudson, some of the most respected golf courses in the area, and Granville’s Art Walk which showcases the creative talents of local artists.

Granville’s small-town charm features a plethora of foods from street-type cuisine from Mai Chau to sandwiches from local favorite SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches to fine dining at Buxton Inn. If desserts are what you crave, then head down to Whit’s Frozen Custard or the Village Coffee Company and grab a snack. This picturesque college town also spotlights the local library. Although nestled in the historical area of Granville, it features some of the latest technological advances in resources and services and a wide variety of printed and digitally formatted materials.

Granville is most noted for being the location of the prehistoric animal effigy mound built by Ohio’s indigenous people. This 250’x76’x4’ “Alligator Mound” overlooks the beautiful Raccoon Creek Valley. Used as a possible ceremonial site, it was built between AD 400-AD 1200, and is currently found on privately owned land.

Granville’s two most notable educational institutions, the Granville Exempted Village School District and Denison University, help to give value and significance to this active community. The beautiful Denison University, college of liberal arts and sciences, was founded in 1831. Its 900-acre campus successfully combines contemporary and historic structures throughout its leading-edge facilities.

Granville, OH has something for everyone. Historic homes and buildings, with Greek style architecture, are splattered throughout this active town. Festivals, natural excursions, parks, camping, fishing, arts, and sports activities showcase the diversity found rampant within the community.

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