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Near Eaton in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Granville

 
 
Granville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
1. Granville Marker
Inscription.  Once promoted by its boosters as an ideal location for the Delaware County seat, this community was officially platted in 1836 by John Gregory, David Shideler and Peter Thomas. It is the successor to Georgeville, platted a short distance up the Mississeinewa River some four years earkier but which failed to survive the competition with Granville. For many years Granville was an important trading site, its importance waning in the latter half of the nineteenth century as railroad lines gave the edge to both nearby Eaton and Albany.
 
Erected 1971 by Delaware County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 19.053′ N, 85° 19.118′ W. Marker is near Eaton, Indiana, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of East Gregory Road (County Road E879N) and Old Granville Road (County Road N375E), on the left when traveling east on East Gregory Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6101 East Gregory Road, Eaton IN 47338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Indiana Gas Well (approx. 2.3 miles away); Patriotic Sacrifice Forever Remembered
Granville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 15, 2019
2. Granville Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Old Indian Trail / Wheeling Pike (approx. 7.3 miles away); Elizabethtown (approx. 8.3 miles away); Shaffer Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 8.3 miles away); W.A. McNaughton Building (approx. 8.7 miles away); This Boulder Marks the Traditional Site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk (approx. 8.7 miles away); Delaware County Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eaton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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