About the Granville TN
The Cumberland River defines Granville.
The Cumberland river brought settlers to Granville in the early 1800s. From about 1831 until 1920, Granville was a thriving riverboat town. After riverboat travel ceased, the community was a successful farming area. In the early 1970's, the river covered farmlands when the Cordell Hull Dam was built. Families relocated and Granville became a ghost town. The river breathed new life into this community in the late 1900s, creating a perfect vacation site. Since 1999, Granville’s mission has been to become a historic destination, telling the story of a small, riverboat farming community.
Today, visitors magically step back in time, in Granville: Tennessee's Mayberry Town. A trip to Historic Granville offers many rewards, including unmatched natural beauty of the hills and the lake. This Mayberry Town offers a full-day agenda as a historic destination. You will be amazed by the 1880's award-winning T.B. Sutton General Store, where you can browse historical artifacts, purchase handmade items, and enjoy delicious country cooking. The Granville Museum tells the story of Granville and surrounding area stores, churches, schools, and families. Traveling and temporary exhibits are displayed in the exhibition room. The Sutton Homestead guided tour connects visitors with memories of a simpler time. The Pioneer Village guided tour includes Gulf Service Station, antique cars, farm equipment, an 1800's cabin, and more. The vintage cars in the Clemons Garage and the Whistle Stop Saloon are reminders of more romantic times and offer photo opportunities. The Mayberry and I Love Lucy Museum showcases one of a kind, rare artifacts from these popular TV shows. The Southern Shops of Granville and Granville Gift Shop offer unique shopping. Three B & B locations are located in the heart of Granville.
Wildwood Resort and Marina is a full-service marina with unique lodging opportunities, fine dining on the water's edge, and business retreats opportunities. Visit Granville Paddle and Board for a full range of water toy rentals. Meadow Lake Farms and Stables offers guided horseback trail rides.
This 501 (c) (3) functions with a Board of Directors and approximately 200 volunteers. Sites are open Wednesday through Saturday.
With many things to see and do in Historic Granville, you can slow down and tour or sit, relax and enjoy the view. This Mayberry Town will take you on a trip down memory lane.
Visit Granville Wednesday - Saturday. Town Tour Tickets are $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children 6-12; Children Under 6 are Free. Your Tour Ticket gives you access to a guided tour of the Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village (March - December) and a self-guided tour of all the other buildings and museums, including, Granville Museum, Farm to Your Table Agriculture Museum, Daniel Barber Shop and Post Office Museum, Clemons Car Museum, Mayberry - I Love Lucy Museum, Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum, Whistle Stop Saloon and Ice Cream Museum. Purchase your town tour tickets at Sutton General Store or Southern Shops of Granville.
Board of Directors
2022 Officers and Board Members
Randall Clemons, President
Stan Webster, Vice President
Liz Huff Bennett, Vice President
Kay Fields Loftis, Secretary
Greg High, Treasurer
Carolyn Carter Dudney
Janie Pedigo Phillips
Jeanette Ragland Dalton (Member Emeritus)
Joe Moore (Member Emeritus)
Betsy Harrington (Member Emeritus)
Suzanne Clemons Stafford (Member Emeritus)