About Granville, Ohio
A Slice of New England—in Ohio
Denison University overlooks the town of Granville, Ohio—a lovely village of 4,800 residents.
Granville’s New England characteristics and Greek Revival qualities set the tone for this 200-year-old community, settled by folk from Connecticut and Massachusetts in November of 1805.
The center of the village is a short walk from campus. Broadway offers shops, restaurants, taverns, and cafes to explore. Main Street is home to a block-long Farmer’s Market, summer into fall each Saturday morning. And public spaces in Granville are still just that—areas for the public to use and gather in, not just for transportation to whiz past or rumble through. The Bluesfest in the fall, the Community Picnic every other summer, and occasional other events can have you sitting comfortably in the center of the village, right in the middle of the street.
Granville residents like to come together, to celebrate, to debate, to deliberate, to listen. And when we come together, we like to proudly share our differences.
Granville provides a beautiful and safe community to live and learn in, with all the big-city energy of Columbus nearby.