The small town of Granville, Massachusetts is located in the southwestern corner of the state. It was named after John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville.
As was true of many interior New England towns, when Granville was settled and then incorporated in 1754, it was by and large a farming community. By 1810, the population had expanded to 2,100. However, the growth declined after it seemed that the rocky soil was not entirely conducive to farming.
The historical sense of Granville is maintained since the village center, the old center, and West Granville center are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An old-fashioned country store is still located in the village center.
Granville is home to a few attractions including Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Area. The homey lodge is a great place to start for first timers, and perfect for experienced skiers as well. Other areas of fascination in Granville include Noble and Cooley, a drum manufacturer that has been in operation since 1854.