The Granville Museum tells the story of the riverboat town of Granville, Tennessee. The museum contains a great pictorial display of every aspect of the history of Granville. The museum features a military, school and music room. There are furnishings depicting a home in the early 1900s. Plus an attached agricultural museum. Visitors will also enjoy a ten minute DVD on the history of Granville. The museum also has a genealogy collection with many family records as well as cemetery documents of the Granville area. The Civil War (1861 to 1865) was very difficult time for our country and state. Most Tennesseans experienced enormous political, social, and economic struggles. During the Civil War except for Virginia more battles and skirmishes were fought in Tennessee. Tennessee was a contested state in the Confederacy. This means that Tennessee had support for both sides. Being right next to the Union state of Kentucky, it was a place for both armies to enter into the other's land. This is why so much fighting happened in Tennessee. More than 64,000 Confederate soldiers and 59,000 Union soldiers died here.
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Directions to Granville: (From Nashville) Take I-40E and exit 258. Turn left at the end of the ramp. Take the Hwy 53/Hwy 70 ramp toward Cookeville. At the Chestnut Mound Post Office (on the right) and the Corner Market (on the left), take a left onto Hwy 53 for 5.3 miles, turn right onto Clover Street. The museum is on the left. (From Knoxville/Cookeville) Take I-40W and exit 268. Turn right at the end of the ramp and travel about 5 miles until the road ends at Hwy 70. Turn left. At the Chestnut Mound Post Office (on the left) and Corner Market (on the right), turn right onto Hwy 53. Proceed 5.3 miles, turn right onto Clover Street. The museum is on the left.
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