“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Granville, Ohio

Clickable Map of Licking County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Licking County, OH (155) Coshocton County, OH (59) Delaware County, OH (120) Fairfield County, OH (68) Franklin County, OH (485) Knox County, OH (64) Muskingum County, OH (78) Perry County, OH (29)  LickingCounty(155) Licking County (155)  CoshoctonCounty(59) Coshocton County (59)  DelawareCounty(120) Delaware County (120)  FairfieldCounty(68) Fairfield County (68)  FranklinCounty(485) Franklin County (485)  KnoxCounty(64) Knox County (64)  MuskingumCounty(78) Muskingum County (78)  PerryCounty(29) Perry County (29)
Newark is the county seat for Licking County
Granville is in Licking County
      Licking County (155)  
      Coshocton County (59)  
      Delaware County (120)  
      Fairfield County (68)  
      Franklin County (485)  
      Knox County (64)  
      Muskingum County (78)  
      Perry County (29)  
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1Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 8-45 — "Alligator" Mound
On this bluff lies one of the two great animal effigy mounds built by Ohio's prehistoric people. Shown here, Alligator Mound is a giant earthen sculpture of some four-footed animal with a long, curving tail. Archaeologists believe the animal is . . . Map (db m17482) HM
2Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 25-45 — An Early Center of Education / Educating Young Women
Side A An Early Center of Education Just three weeks after reaching Granville, pioneer villagers decided on December 9, 1805 to build a log cabin where eighty children would attend school. By 1820, public school classes were being . . . Map (db m94593) HM
3Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 7-45 — Bank of the Alexandrian Society
Built by William Stedman in 1816 of local stone, this building served as the Bank of the Alexandrian Society, which printed its own currency. The bank failed in 1817 and 1837. This building has also been used as a store, post office, and . . . Map (db m125) HM
4Ohio (Licking County), Granville — Bolen Memorial Park
Dedicated to the memory of Harry David Bolen 1892 - 1976 He loved life.... He loved people.... He gave of himself that others might enjoy life....Map (db m12609) HM
5Ohio (Licking County), Granville — College Town House1855
Built for Dr. William P. Kerr, principal of the Granville Female College from 1854-1872. Owned by Sigma Chi and used for the fraternity from 1899 to 1929. Purchased by Sigma Chi member and Denison class of 1911 graduate William P. Huffman and gifted . . . Map (db m206540) HM
6Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 23-45 — Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site, "The most eligible part"
Founding of Granville, The Licking Company. In 1804 a group of neighbors in Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut formed The Licking Company for the purpose of moving to "Newlands" in Ohio. Inspired and informed by the settlement . . . Map (db m191075) HM
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7Ohio (Licking County), Granville — Granville
A planned village and early center of education founded by New Englanders in 1805Map (db m12602) HM
8Ohio (Licking County), Granville — Granville Opera House
The Granville Opera House stood on this site for one hundred years. Built as a Baptist church in 1849, the building was moved here in 1882. On April 7, 1982, it was destroyed by fire. This bell from the church tower was first rung on Sunday . . . Map (db m191077) HM
9Ohio (Licking County), Granville — Granville's Broadway
Granville has been described as a planned village. As can be seen on the historic marker in Opera House Park, located on the west side of the church next door, the founders of Granville designed the streets, a public square, and individual lots . . . Map (db m206535) HM
10Ohio (Licking County), Granville — Granville's Earliest Residents
Humans have lived in the region of Granville Township for thousands of years. Much of what we know of the Indigenous peoples is inferred from the stone tools and adornments left behind, discovered when land was plowed for farms and homes were . . . Map (db m206521) HM
11Ohio (Licking County), Granville — Granville's Welsh Hills
In 1801, a group of Welsh people living in Pennsylvania decided to move west in search of better farmland. They bought land in the area that now encompasses northeastern Granville Township and parts of the surrounding townships. At the time, they . . . Map (db m206527) HM
12Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 10-45 — Major General Charles Griffin
Located 100 yards southeast of this marker is the boyhood home of Major General Charles Griffin. Born in 1825, he graduated from West Point in 1847 and rose to prominence during the Civil War. Griffin fought in most of the major engagements of the . . . Map (db m206739) HM
13Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 21-45 — Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805
Granville, Ohio, was settled in 1805 by the Licking Company, a group formed in Granville, Massachusetts, and Granby Connecticut, for the purpose of emigrating west. The Old Colony Burying Ground was defined on the first town plat of Granville in . . . Map (db m757) HM
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14Ohio (Licking County), Granville — St. Luke's Episcopal ChurchAbout this Historic Building — An Ohio Historic Preservation Merit Award Recipient —
In 1823, work was being completed on a parsonage for the Congregational Church. Because impending cold weather would cause the mortar to fail, the pastor gave permission for work to continue on the Sabbath. The congregation..."was horrified, . . . Map (db m163051) HM
15Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 26-45 — The Elias Gilman House / The Wee White House
Side A The Elias Gilman House The original structure, the central portion of the current house, is the oldest frame building in the village. It was built in 1808 by Elias Gilman, a prominent figure from Granville Massachusetts, who . . . Map (db m172134) HM
16Ohio (Licking County), Granville — The First Presbyterian Church of GranvilleBuilt in 1861
The First Presbyterian Church of Granville has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m206542) HM
17Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 9-45 — The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement
The Granville Academy The Granville Congregational Church erected this building in 1833 for its Female Academy and a church meeting room. The school prospered and, in 1837, moved to make way for the Granville Male Academy. The Welsh . . . Map (db m12604) HM
18Ohio (Licking County), Granville — 4-45 — The Robbins Hunter Museum Avery-Downer House
Built in 1842 in the Greek Revival Architectural Style for Alfred Avery from designs by Minard Lefever, the house subsequently served as a home for the Spelman (1845-1873), Downer and Cole families (1873-1902). The Phi Gamma Delta (1902-1930) and . . . Map (db m126) HM
19Ohio (Licking County), Granville — The Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad
The path lies on the rail bed of the Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad, the first railroad constructed through this region in 1877. Primarily a coal hauling line from the mines of the Ohio River valley to northwest Ohio, the T & OC also offered the . . . Map (db m758) HM
20Ohio (Licking County), Granville — This Fraternity House
This fraternity house, built in 1930, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi. Chartered March 2, 1868.Map (db m301) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022