Granville County is named for John Carteret, who was the second Earl Granville and who inherited one-eight share in the Province of Carolina through his great-grandfather George Carteret.
Created: June 28, 1746
Boiling Spring 1746 – 1768
Harrisburg 1758 – 1769
Oxford 1769 – present
County Courthouse – Oxford
Location: 101 Main Street / Williamsboro Street
Built: 1838 – 1840
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: John Walthall
Contractor: John Walthall
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The southwest front has a projecting center section with central entrance on the first floor. Above the roof line is a square red brick base with white colored octagonal cupola with dome at the top. in 1891, an addition was added on the northeast side. The architect was Charles E Hartge.
County Administration – Oxford
Location: 122 Williamsboro Street / New College Street
Architect: Brown, Edwards & Miller, Inc.
Contractor: C C Woods Construction Company
Description: The building faces southeast and is a one story buff colored brick structure. The building has a flat roof line. the courthouse is located across the street.
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Photos taken 2012