Granville County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

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.

Granville County
Granville County Courthouse
Granville County Courthouse
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′N 78°40′W / 36.3°N 78.66°W / 36.3; -78.66
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forJohn Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville
Largest cityOxford
 • Total536 sq mi (1,390 km2)
 • Land532 sq mi (1,380 km2)
 • Water4.9 sq mi (13 km2)  0.9%
 • Total59,916
 • Density113/sq mi (44/km2)
Congressional district1st

History Edit

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 Edit

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

Bordoring Counties Edit

The counties border, or connect to, Granville County:

Cities and towns Edit

These cities and towns are in Granville County:

Other websites Edit