Granville, Ohio

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Granville is a village in Granville Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States, founded by settlers from Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut. It now has three times the population of its namesake. The population was 3,167 at the 2000 census.

Granville is known for its New England character and historic architecture including the Greek Revival Avery Downer House and many others. The Buxton Inn (1812) and the Granville Inn (1929) are two landmarks of Granville. The Village is home to Denison University and The Homestead at Denison University, an intentional community focusing on environmental sustainability.

Granville is the location of the prehistoric Alligator Effigy Mound, built by the indigenous people of the Fort Ancient culture, between 800 and 1200 CE, more than four hundred years before European contact. It may be an effigy of the underwater panther of Native American mythology. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Granville is located at 40°4′3″N 82°30′44″W / 40.0675°N 82.51222°W / 40.0675; -82.51222 (40.067520, -82.512316)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,167 people, 1,309 households, and 888 families residing in the village. The population density was 790.4 people per square mile (304.9/km²). There were 1,384 housing units at an average density of 345.4/sq mi (133.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.75% White, 0.69% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

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