Welcome to Historic Granville, Ohio
          New England charm in the heart of Ohio

It Takes a Village

Steve Stilwell
Village Manager,
Village of Granville

Granville is a unique example of the good that can happen when everyone accepts their individual and "corporate" community responsibilities. As Village Manager, I have been blessed to work with many wonderful people, who actively contribute to the health and well-being of the Village of Granville. In August I will be completing five years as Granville's Village Manager and also completing 40 years of local government employment. My wife, Sally, and I have been blessed to serve and be a part of this wonderful community. We thank the many friends who have made a difference to the Stilwell family.

With the leadership of the hard working (unpaid) Village Council members, their advisory Commissions and dedicated Village employees, the last five years have seen: a Council goal setting process, new employees, adoption of the area wide comprehensive plan, numerous street paving projects, Village Hall renovations, electric power line upgrades, the preservation of the Granville Golf Course, enhanced Village-Denison relations and the survival of the June 2012 windstorm (complete with seven days of 100 degree heat sans power). None of these major accomplishments and many lesser ones would have been possible without the commitment of many talented and motivated community members.

The community is also well served by the seamless coordination of the many public and private entities who contribute their talents without seeking accolades. The public entities, Village, Township, County, Schools, Granville Recreation District, Library, etc. join with Denison and the volunteer groups, Chamber, service groups and foundations who in turn join with the informal associations, business groups etc. who join with individual businesses and private citizens. This is the strength of the community and the guarantee of continued success.

There are challenges (perhaps opportunities) on Granville's immediate horizon. Some can be documented, like the anticipated financial stress of the Granville School District and the expansion of the Columbus business interests from the West. Some are more difficult to quantify, like the care and feeding of the central business district and need to invest in the Village's infrastructure and housing stock. The current success of the Village coupled with the strength of Denison University may give residents and leaders a sense of complacency, thereby avoiding tough, critical analysis and missing an opportunity (or need) to make inspired decisions. A wise man once said "change is difficult, stagnation is fatal."

Thankfully, the community is blessed with informed leaders who understand the value of active listening and balance the commitment to tradition with the need to actively respond to the challenges of today and the promises of the future.  With this leadership, Granville's future is very bright.

Thank you again, Granville.  

--Steve Stilwell
Wednesday, June 22, 

Join us at Palumbo's Italian Market on River Road in Granville for a fun filled after hours networking event.  Light refreshments will be served.  No RSVP required - bring a friend!


Lazy River at Granville celebrates 50 Years! This year, Lazy River at Granville, 230 Dry Creek Road, celebrates an amazing 50 years providing family camping, fun and relaxation.  The property has seen only four owners over that duration, but its layout has undergone substantial changes through the years.  The grounds currently have 195 sites, 11 rentals, and a house that sleeps 18.  The amenities at the campground are amazing - read about this wonderful GACC member in a great profile from the Advocate. Congratulations, Lazy River at Granville! To learn more about this exciting anniversary, read here!
The Works celebrates 20 years!  Yet another impressive community anniversary to celebrate!  On June 18, The Works will celebrate 20 years of community inspiration with an open house from 10am-4pm.  Come by to celebrate and also see the opening of the Jerrie Mock exhibit!  Get the full details here.  Congrats, The Works!

Rick Moller Achieves Circle of Success Recognition! Rick Moller, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company's Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2016. To earn this achievement, Moller established himself as one of the company's top advisors by consistently demonstrating exceptional commitment to financial planning and superior client service. Only a select number of high-performing advisors earn this distinction. Congratulations, Rick! 

Susan Hand and Bobbi Stover Retire from the Village of Granville! Sisters Bobbi and Susan hold a combined 48 years of service to local government when they retired last week.  The citizens of Granville are grateful for your hard work over the years - and we will most definitely miss seeing your faces in the Village Offices!  Congrats to you both, and check out this great profile in the Newark Advocate!

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3-6pm  Parking lot of Ross' Granville Market!


POLO RETURNS TO BRYN DU JUNE 5: One of summer's most popular events is BACK!  Polo will be held every other Sunday on the Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion starting June 5, 2016 from 3-5pm.  Free to attend and watch the ponies play! Get the full schedule online here: http://www.playpoloclub.us/schedule/

Sunday, June 26 (Teeny Tucker), 6:30-8pm: CONCERT ON THE GREEN: Join your neighbors and friends on the Fine Arts Quad at Denison for the 3rd edition of Concert on the Green!  Don's miss this opportunity - Teeny Tucker is pure Blues royalty!  The concert will run 90 minutes, and a food truck will be on hand for food purchases FREE to attend for all.

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8am Shotgun Start: LCCH will be hosting its 12th annual golf outing on June 18 at the newly renovated Trout Club.  Registration begins at 7:30 and a Shotgun start at 8am.  There will be prizes, contests, drawings and a 50/50 Raffle.  Prices are $75/golfer or $300/foursome.  Fees include 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast and buffet lunch.  Click HERE to register!

  Monday, June 20, 2016, 4:30-7:30pm: The LONGEST Day!
Help support the Alzheimer'sAssociation at a Country Hoedown Party featuring Barefoot McCoy and Eddie Powell's Country Dancing, BBQ, Square Dancing, Blue Grass Music, Face Painting, and Balloon Twisting.  Event is free to attend, but a donation to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated.  For more details, call Max at 740-587-0059


1379 N 21st Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 915-8351

Sometimes it's tough to know where to turn when your friend--feathered or furry--is in need of wellness support. It is our focus to provide the very best care for your pet while staying comfortably in budget. 

During your visit, our staff will work with you to create a custom treatment plan for your pet. This allows you to personally approve all treatments and costs before we begin.  

Learn more about Discount Vet Wellness services on their website at: http://www.discountvetwellness.com/

Tim Hughes and Jamie Laine Hancock
142 East Broadway
Granville, OH 43023 
(740) 328-9051
timhughes@kw.com or jamielaine@kw.com

Feeling overwhelmed with the house hunt or selling process? Let us take on your stress allowing you to focus on what is truly important, your future. Click on the logo above to access Tim and Jamie's website!

Tim Hughes
630 Newark Granville Road
Granville, OH 43023
(740) 328-9051

Clear Run Cottage is possibly the earliest example of Greek Revival architecture in Licking County. The cottage is located along side the historic Clear Run on over an acre of green grass and shade trees, and is within walking distance to downtown and Denison University. The guest cottage has recently undergone a complete and meticulous renovation. The warm interior colors are indicative of the Greek Revival period and the antique furnishings add to the warmth and relaxed character. Please make yourself at home and enjoy your stay in a piece of history. Learn more at: http://www.clearruncottage.com/

Clay Graham
138 East Broadway (above Whit's)
Granville, OH 43023
(740) 321-1181

Check out Granville's newest eatery: uberburger.  Gourmet burgers and fries for a great price. Add a shake downstairs at Whit's Custard. Outdoor seating available. Learn more on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/granvilleuberburger/

PO Box 321
Granville, OH 43023

The Granville Community Foundation is proud to provide financial support for the arts, education, historic preservation, and special events that help define Granville. Our grants, awarded annually to local non-profits, are made possible through generous donations from the community.  Explore the Foundation's website to learn more about their work!