Ohio May 02, 2017
The Small Town In Ohio That’s One Of The Coolest In The U.S.
Small town charm abounds in Ohio, and we’re thankful. (For a list of some of the best small towns in Ohio to explore, click
here.) One of the most charming, overlooked towns in Ohio is Granville. It’s a quaint college town with New England charm, it’s full of history and there’s plenty to do and see.
Here’s why we think Granville, Ohio is one of the coolest small towns in America:
With a population of about 5,700 (when college is in session) this Licking County village is arguably "One of Ohio's Best Small Towns."
When school isn't in session, the town's population is approximately 3,600.
This east central Ohio town was founded by New Englanders from Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut who were interested in finding more fertile farmland, according to the village's website.
Today, it's a beautiful little town with well-kept parks, one-of-a-kind shops and delicious local restaurants.
The town prides itself in its history and heritage. You'll find several historical markers and museums throughout town.
In fact, you'll find more than 10 museums and art galleries in Granville.
During your visit, you might consider staying at the historic Buxton Inn. It's gorgeous and supposedly haunted.
Founded in 1812, this historic hotel is reportedly haunted by former innkeepers—and rooms 7 and 9 are popular with guests seeking paranormal happenings.
Granville is also home to Denison University, which is a gorgeous private college you'll want to check out while you're in town.
The campus is stunning year-round. <3
You'll find plenty of local restaurants to indulge in while you're here. Pictured is Broadway Pub.
You'll find it at 126 Broadway E, Granville, OH 43023.
For an exceptional lunch, consider dining at Aladdin Fine Food.
You'll find it close to Broadway Pub at 122 E Broadway, Granville, OH 43023.
Before you leave, be sure to check out the local shops. They're perfect for finding one-of-a-kind gifts.
If you love small town Ohio, you'll love a visit to Granville.
Have you ever been to Granville before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
For more unique and charming towns to explore in Ohio, check out our previous article:
The Small Town In Ohio You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Fall In Love With.