our village + Culture
Explore our quaint, New England style town filled with distinctive architecture and friendly neighbors. Stroll our shady streets and enjoy our shops, restaurants and more!
explore our REGION
Discover the surrounding region at the explore the Newark Earthworks, shop at Easton, take a drive to Amish Country. hike the Hocking Hills, Dillion Lake State Park, or Flint Ridge. Or stay put and stroll the streets of our charming village.
Granville was settled by New Englanders from Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut, who were interested in moving west to find more fertile farmland. Both communities were represented in a scouting party that was sent to Ohio to identify and evaluate property for future settlement. The returning party recommended the purchase of land in what would become Granville Township and the Licking Company was formed in 1804 with 107 subscribers to purchase more than 29,000 acres of land.
The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world. Already a National Historic Landmark, in 2006, the State of Ohio designated the Newark Earthworks as "the official prehistoric monument of the state." Learn more about the earthworks by visiting the Great Circle Museum. While visiting Newark Earthworks, consider traveling 15 miles east to visit Flint Ridge .
With more than 25 million visitors per year, Easton is the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination featuring nearly 300 best-in-class retailers alongside Columbus’ most exciting dining options, Ohio’s largest movie theatre, a world-class comedy club, and pedestrian-friendly open-air town squares, fountains, and parks.
From wineries to shop tours, theaters to animal farms, fairs and festivals to museums to canoeing—there truly is something for everyone. Get creative. Many attractions are multipurpose, combining retail or hospitality venues, or education, recreation, dining and shopping. You can make a day of it all in one place, or mix a stop at an attraction into your own personally designed tours.