Granville - A Picturesque Village In Upstate NY
Located in Washington County, Granville is known as “The Colored Slate Capital of the World”. The landscape here is pastoral and picturesque, the village graced with Victorian homes reminiscent of an earlier time. There are several large orchards providing fresh fruits and vegetables along with fun family activities.
Granville is proud of its community and boasts its own police department, health center, and nursing home. Granville even has an airport with a 2500’ runway that services fliers year-round! This friendly town shares a border with Vermont and fosters a close relationship with those communities nearby.
Granville, New York has a long and proud history of slate production. The quarries located here (including the only working Red Slate quarries in the world) provide jobs for many and generate related businesses and industry as well.
Agriculture and dairy farming have a long history here and throughout Washington County. There are many sugarhouses in operation, with Maple product production in full swing in the spring. There are also several mid-to-large companies that manufacture furniture, wood products and plastics.
This rural community offers spectacular opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. With the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east, the views are incredible, particularly during the fall foliage season. Hunting and fishing are plentiful activities, and equine sports are popular as well.
There is a cultural pride here that ensures the history of this tiny community remains vivid. The Slate Valley Museum preserves and shares the long and interesting record of the slate industry in this community. The Victorian Pember Museum and Library provide a glimpse into the fascinating past of this marvelous country town.
Learn more about this historic town and Washington County at the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce.