A History of Granville Court House, North Carolina

Within a few miles of the previous and the final Granville County seats, Granville Court House was established in 1764 on a branch of the Tar River known as Tabb's Creek. For some reason Harrisburgh was not satisfactory as the county seat, but it was only three or four miles southwest of the new court house of 1764.

The next county seat was established only three or four miles southeast of Granville Court House at a location first named Merritsville - renamed to Oxford in 1811 - the current county seat for Granville County.

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