North of this marker lies the site of Old Columbus,
once an important landing on the Cumberland
River. In the winter of 1863–1864, the war
had disastrous consequences for this river village.
Late in December 1863, Gen. Ulysses . . . — — Map (db m68344) HM
The Civil War experiences of Granville, an important Cumberland River port in the nineteenth century, were similar to many rural Upper Cumberland communities. When Tennessee seceded in 1861, most residents backed the Confederacy.
Granville was . . . — — Map (db m82194) HM
Settled in 1799, the settlers originally called this area Beech Hill. Incorporated in 1837, the name was changed to Granville. It became a booming riverboat town that included five general stores, a bank, post office, gristmill, blacksmith shop, . . . — — Map (db m68345) HM