The mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The village has a number of historic buildings, including Greek Revival structures like the Avery Downer House, St. Luke's Episcopal Church (1837) and others. Males had a median income of $72,250 versus $46,484 for females. It may be an effigy of the underwater panther featured in Native American mythology. This stove, manufactured by the Granville Furnace in the 19th century, hints at Granville's unexpected past as an industrial town. Our annual business meeting will happen over Zoom this year on Dec. 2. In contrast to most Ohio settlements, then, Granville benefited from being planned by close-knit Puritans who had a very specific vision of what constitutes a harmonious and livable community. Less than five miles from the Alligator Effigy Mound are the impressive Newark Earthworks, associated with the earlier Born in Wales, they immigrated to the United States in 1795, and gradually headed west for a new life on the American frontier. The Granville feeder canal was completed in 1833, which allowed Granville to send and receive shipments to both the east coast and New Orleans, the isolation of the pioneer era ended. At the intersection of Broadway and Main Street are located the First Presbyterian Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the United Church of Granville (UCC). The area is rich in evidence of indigenous cultures. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,167 people, 1,309 households, and 888 families living in the village. In the Granville Historical Society museum we proudly display a wide range of artifacts from the past two centuries (and, for the sharp-eyed visitor, from long, long before that).  According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.71 square miles (12.20 km2), of which 4.68 square miles (12.12 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water. Unlike many settlements in the early 1800s, Granville was a planned community, founded in 1805 by people from the town of Granville, Massachusetts. 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But in the 1830s, both the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal passed Granville by, and most of the industry moved elsewhere. The mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. History. The seminaries generally served first as preparatory schools for college, what were later called high schools. By 1820, the village's pioneer settlers built a three-story brick school house. Granville is een plaats (village) in het midden van de Amerikaanse staat Ohio, en valt bestuurlijk gezien onder Licking County. Denison University was founded as a Baptist college and had a long association with the church. Granville, Ohio today: the 100 block of East Broadway. Granville residents may take advantage of many university facilities, such as the athletic center, free of charge. About 3.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over. Indeed, much of the later history of Granville has involved the question of how (or whether) to adapt this original vision of village life to subsequent social changes. The racial makeup of the village was 91.9% White, 2.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. College Hill is to the north. Granville was not settled by European Americans until 1805; the first large group of settlers were from Granville, Massachusetts, and they named the new village after their former home.  The district receives strong performance rankings from the Ohio Department of Education Located in the village is the Granville Christian Academy serving K-12 students. The Granville Historical Society is a dynamic, vibrant organization devoted to the history of this remarkable area. Among those institutions were the Granville Literary and Theological Institution, the Granville Female Seminary, the Granville Episcopal Female Seminary, the Young Ladies’ Institute, the Granville Female Academy, Doane Academy (named after the second bishop of the Episcopal Church in New Jersey), and Shepardson College for Women. It has continued to be both typical and atypical in various ways as it changed with--or resisted the changes of--the rest of Ohio and the nation. We hope you enjoy exploring the history of this special community. The system includes, Granville High School, Granville Middle School, Granville Intermediate School and Granville Elementary School. The new community arrived not at a town, however, but only a cold and rainy spot in the dense forest of central Ohio. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males. The Rose Brothers of Granville in their Union uniforms. Granville's public schools are operated by the Granville Exempted Village School District. Completed in 1924, the chapel is named in honor of Ambrose Swasey, a benefactor to the college and prominent Cleveland inventor and businessman.. Other Welsh settlers followed them, leaving their heritage in numerous place names. Formerly known as the Ohio Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches of Ohio's office remains located in the village. Click through to learn more! The median income for a household in the village was $67,689, and the median income for a family was $102,885 . Among the earliest settlers were Theophilus Rees and Thomas Philipps. Perhaps most surprising to visitors today, Granville almost became an industrial powerhouse in the region. The history of Granville, Licking County, Ohio by Bushnell, Henry, b. Granville has a long history of being home to the administrative center of the American Baptist Church in Ohio. The village of Granville and the surrounding area later played an important role in the abolition movement, and contributed as much to the North's victory in the Civil War as any community of its size.