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The Colored Slate Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Granville is approximately 2,646 (1990), 2543 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,103 (1990), 1027 (2010).
The amount of land area in Granville is 4.103 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Granville is 52 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Granville to Washington DC is 372 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Granville is positioned 43.40 degrees north of the equator and 73.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about seventeen miles from Salem in east-central New York, near the Vermont border. Whitehall and Hampton are to the north, Hebron is to the south, Hartford and Fort Ann are on the west and the border with Vermont is on the east. It is on the Hudson & Delaware Trail
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History & History Related Items

This area is known for its slate. The deposits are part of a valley only about six miles wide and running for about 24 miles. The slate was first discovered in 1839. It is now sent all over the world. One of the first roofs to be covered with this slate in 1848 is in Fair Haven, Vermont and is still in use today.

The South Granville Congregational Church has operated in Granville continuously since 1790.

Here is a history page for Granville.
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Slate Valley Museum
17 Water St.
Granville, NY 12832
Phone: 518-642-1417
Fax: 518-642-1417
The museum opened in 1995 to create a place to spotlight the slate industry - its workers, families, way of life and much more

Pember Museum of Natural History and Nature Preserve
33 West Main Street
Granville, NY 12832
Phone: 518-642-1515
This museum was the gift of Franklin Pember for a library and museum. His collection of natural life items make this a valued collection. The library is located on the first floor of the museum.

The oldest U-Pick orchard in the state is located here, Hick's Orchard. They began in 1895, beginning their U-pick business in 1905.

The Covered Bridge
This bridge spans the Mettowee River and was erected on 19 May 2000. It is a footbridge that is 120 feet long. It, of course, has a slate roof! It connects the Slate Valley Museum and the Pember Museum.
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Granville Chamber

Granville Area Chamber of Commerce
One Main Street
Granville, New York 12832
Phone: 518-642-2815

Granville Organizations

Granville Area Chamber of Commerce
One Main Street
Granville, New York 12832
Phone: 518-642-2815

Granville Schools

Granville Schools
Quaker St.
Granville, NY 12832
Phone: 518-642-1051
Fax: 518-642-2491

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