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Granville County (Images of America: North Carolina)
North Carolina's historic county of Granville, nestled in the rolling hills of the Piedmont along the North Carolina-Virginia border, was named for Lord John Carteret, Earl of Granville, in the mid-18th century. The home to Declaration of Independence signer John Penn, Granville was once recognized for its educational centers and tobacco-based economy. Although the county ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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I really enjoyed the pictures of people and buildings, with accompanying captions, in this book, especially since I've been to Granville County for my blog. I was intrigued to learn about the 1936 Stem High basketball team, which won the county championship. Their coach promised them a trip to UNC for a basketball game if they won the county tournament. The team went to Chapel Hill for the UNC-Wake Forest game, but Wake Forest couldn't make it due to snow, so UNC agreed to play the Stem boys, ...more