Welcome to Granville County

Founded in 1746, Granville County is known for its small town charm, rich history, colonial architecture and an abundance of recreational activities. Situated just north of Raleigh-Durham, Granville County is just a short drive from the big city, located right off of I-85 and only 20 minutes from the Virginia state line. Here you are sure to find a wide variety of activities and events for all ages. Some of the county's feature annual events include the North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest in Oxford, the Creedmoor Music Festival and the always entertaining; Butner Chicken Pickin’ as well as many more. There is always a reason to celebrate our county’s rich culture, tradition and innovation for growth. Come stay, shop, play and visit with us today! Contact the Granville County Tourism Authority for information on planning your next visit.

 Check out a recent video on a "Road Trip to Granville" done by UNC TV's NC Weekend show:


Where We Are

Granville County Map

About Us

The Granville County Tourism Development Authority (GCTDA) was formed in 1999 by NC House Bill 1748. The TDA is managed by a board of 7 Directors; 2 hotel/motel owners, 1 appointed by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, 1 appointed by the Granville County Commissioners, and 1 appointed from each of the 3 town councils; including Town of Butner, City of Creedmoor and City of Oxford. The GCTDA is fully funded from a 6% occupancy tax collected from lodging accommodations throughout the county and managed by Granville County Finance Department.


The mission of the Granville County Tourism Development Authority is to promote the economic growth of the county through tourism promotion by attracting visitors and providing recreational, historical and cultural opportunities.