Granville County

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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.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Halifax County, Virginia and Mecklenburg County, Virginia

E – Vance County and Franklin County

S – Wake County

W – Durham County and Person County


Created:  June 28, 1746                         Map of North Carolina highlighting Granville County

County Seat: 

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 building is located in the center of Oxford. 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

Built:  1985

Style:  Modern

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 is located in the center of Oxford. The building has a flat roof line. the courthouse is located across the street.




County Courthouse – Oxford













County Administration – Oxford




Photos taken 2012