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Though the town of Granville is quaint, it is full of charm and values that have withstood time. Boasting a rich history of educational pride, Granville is home to Denison University. The antiquity of the town united with the youth of the university lend an energizing mix of dining and entertainment, easily enjoyable by all- young and old!

-Sandy Raines

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  • Tavern at the Inn

    Located at the Granville Inn, the Tavern at the Inn is a a charming and welcoming spot for any meal. Recently re-opening in May 2015 after a $9 million rennovation, the tavern is more beautiful than ever.

  • Kussmaul Gallery

    If you love handmade crafts and art, you need to see the Kussmaul Gallery. Whether you are shopping for yourself or finding a gift, these items are one-of-a-kind treasures!

  • Dawes Arboretum

    With a clear passion for trees, the Dawes Arboretum is dedicated to providing exceptional education and events, while maintaining the beautiful horticulture offered on its 1800+ acre grounds.

Granville Has It All

Residents meet and greet at the quaint, locally-owned shops and restaurants lining East Broadway and Main Street. Denison University, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the U.S. sits on College Hill, a short walk from the village center with its public parks and green spaces. Granville's proximity to Columbus, good schools, wide variety of housing prices and thriving downtown attract homebuyers from all walks of life.

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The Value of Education in Granville

Education became Granville’s primary business as it grew and prospered. Churches, seminaries, and a university were all founded with the ideals of changing the world for the better. For example, founded in 1831 the Granville Literary and Theological Institution became the Granville College in 1845 and then Denison University in 1856. Of course, like many 19th Century institutions, the Granville Literary and Theological Institution was established for the benefit of men. However, because of the community’s value of education, a year later, in 1832, a local resident established the Granville Female Seminary for women. Nearly 30 years later it was sold to a Baptist-sponsored enterprise and became the Young Ladies' Institute. In 1886, the Young Ladies' Institute was renamed Shepardson College for Women and in 1900 became part of Denison University.

Denison University Today

Today Denison University, on the high banks of the Licking River, is one of the countries pre-eminent private, co-educational, liberal arts colleges with over 2,000 full-time students represented by nearly all 50 states and several foreign countries.

As expected, with its heritage of strong educational values, the Granville Exempted Village School District is a proud jewel radiating civic pride. The mission of the schools is clear: “To prepare individuals to cooperate and contribute in an ever-changing and diverse global society, by using a challenging, integrated curriculum that promotes integrity as well as individual excellence to create a caring community of lifelong learners.”

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The idea of a community built with a vision, around a strengthening of the mind and spirit, and with a core of civic virtues has made Granville a place easy to love. It is the desire to honor, both the past and the future, which has made Granville one of the most sought after zip codes in Central Ohio. When you are ready to start viewing homes in Granville, contact The Raines Group


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