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.
|Coordinates: 36°18′N 78°40′W / 36.3°N 78.66°W|
|Named for||John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville|
|• Total||536 sq mi (1,390 km2)|
|• Land||532 sq mi (1,380 km2)|
|• Water||4.9 sq mi (13 km2) 0.9%%|
|• Density||113/sq mi (44/km2)|
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.
Granville County is part of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.
The counties border, or connect to, Granville County:
- Mecklenburg County, Virginia - north
- Vance County, North Carolina - east
- Franklin County, North Carolina - southeast
- Wake County, North Carolina - south
- Durham County, North Carolina - southwest
- Person County, North Carolina - west
- Halifax County, Virginia - north-northwest
Cities and townsEdit
These cities and towns are in Granville County: