Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM
Sutton Homestead Open Wed – Fri 12-3 PM, Sat 12-5 PM

Latest News

Scarecrows Aug18

Historic Granville has planned a great October month of events to celebrate the fall season.  The 6th Annual

Scarecrow Festival will be October 3rd thru 31st with this many new scarecrows of the 1950’s having been developed.

This festival is the largest scarecrow festival in Tennessee with over 300 traditional scarecrows and 100 life

like historical characters.  The festival is open Wednesday thru Friday of each week from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

and Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Granville will also have the 19th Annual Granville Fall Celebration on October 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

entitled Jazz, Quilts and Craftsmen of the Past”  The festival features a large Quilt Festival at Granville

United Methodist Church, Jazz on the Cumberland at Granville Veterans Park, Ralph Maddux Memorial

Motorcycle Show, large old time craftsmen festival in the Pioneer Village, 1860’s Living History Demonstrations

by 19th Alabama, Grand Opening of the Scarecrow Festival, Tennessee Museum traveling exhibit “ I Have a Voice-

Tennessee ‘s Africian American Music Heritage, craft booths, great food and all types of music. 

Granville will also be the annual “Haunting of Granville Ghost Walk” on October 26th & 27th.  It will be a little history,

little spooky and a whole lot of fun as you walk main street of Historic Granville.  Dinner will be served before

your tour and you will visit ten unique locations for a great evening.

Don’t miss planning to visit Historic Granville during the month of October for a time you want forget!

For more information on events see or call 931-653-4151.

Picture Caption: The Blues Brokers will be the featured at Jazz on the Cumberland

Historic Granville Fall Celebration on October 6th will again feature Jazz on the
Cumberland at the Granville Veterans Park. A great day of music has been scheduled starting

11:00  Jackson County High School Jazz Band
11:30  The Big Band Sound
  1:00  101st Airborne RendezGroove Jazz Band,
  2:30  Veterans Appreciation Service Honoring Veterans of 1950's.
  2:45  The Blues Brokers. Jazz on the Cumberland is on the banks of the
            Cumberland River in a beautiful setting.

This event Is sponsored by Roland Sign, Citizens Bank Gainesboro, First Freedom,
Granville Bed & Breakfast & Gifts, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative,
Wildwood Resort & Marina and Wilson Bank & Trust Financial Centers.

Granville Paddle and Board will be featuring Historic Boat Rides on the Cumberland
from the Granville Veterans Park

Every hour starting at noon. The boat rides are $15.00 and reservations can be made
by calling 615-714-4977.

The 19th Annual Granville Fall Celebration will be featuring Quilt Festival,
Scarecrow Festival, Old Time Craftsmen

Festival, Crafts, Children Rides, Great Food, Strolling through 1950s with music and
re-enactments and more.

For more information call 931-653-4151 or

Sutton Store June 2018

Picture Caption:  1865 Sutton General Store & Sutton Ole Time Bluegrass Dinner Show receives National Recognition

Two of the nations most recognized magazine is featuring Granville’s Sutton General Store and Sutton Ole Time Bluegrass Dinner Show in their June, 2018 issues. The National Geographic Traveler, UK Edition is featuring USA’s Best Music Cities which features Nashville, Memphis and Granville.  Oman Frankincense, writer of story visited Granville nn his Tennessee tour attending the Sutton Ole Time Bluegrass Dinner Show. The 130 year old magazine states the story of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour and the 153 year old general store.  The Tennessee Department of Tourism is doing a huge promotion in London this month on Tennessee Music. 

 The Taste of the South Magazine June issue featured Sutton General Store as the number one must visit General Store in the South of the twelve they featured.  The article states the following:  For authentic experience, visit the two story Tennessee landmark.  Shelves are stocked with the basics.  If you are there on a Saturday, don’t miss the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, where bluegrass is performed in house and broadcast worldwide. 

They featured a large picture of the store as their lead into the story.  

 Historic Granville has become a leading tourist  destination in Tennessee. The town is currently featuring “Strolling Through the 1950’s’ with the historic home decorated
in the 1950’s with special I Love Lucy exhibit.  Granville Museum features Memories ff the 1950’s, gift shops, lunch at Sutton General Store, Granville Bed & Breakfast,

Wildwood Resort & Marina & Timberloft Restaurant, Campgrounds, Walking Trail, Horse Trail, Veterans Park, Arts & Craftsmen and much more. Visit

or call 931-653-4151 for Saturday night reservations and questions. 

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                                               Visiting Cummins Falls State Park?

Cummins Falls State Park is one of the Tennessee's most beautiful day trips.

Located on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River on the Eastern Highland Rim.

Part of the Cordell Hull Watershed, it has been a scenic spot and swimming hole

for local residents of Jackson County for more than 100 years. Cummins Falls

is Tennessee’s eighth largest waterfall by volume of water and is 75 feet high.

                                        While planning your trip to Cummins Falls:

Why not Step Back in Time by staying and visiting Historic Granville, Tennessee

on the Cordell Hull Lake. Feel the pure southern charm of this river boat town

and the 1880 T.B. Sutton General Store. You will enjoy the century old homestead,

pioneer village, cultural, transportation and 1950's service station museum's.

You can plan to stay at one of these wonderful lodgings: Granville Bed & Breakfast,

Made in the Shade Campground or the Wildwood Resort & Marina.

For more information call 931-653-4151 or visit

Dr. Freeman babies

At the recent Granville Heritage Day 1950’s Celebration on May 26th the Dr. Freeman

Day of July 24, 1955 was reenacted when the Community of Granville celebrated the

50th Anniversary of Dr. Luther M. Freeman practicing medicine in Granville.  It was one of

hhe largest days in the history of Granville when 600 attended the celebration of joint

Church service, lunch, program and parade.  In the parade the babies that Dr. Freeman

had delivered marched in a parade carrying signs representing the communities that they

were born in.  On May 26th a celebration program occurred in front of Dr. Freeman office,

display in Dr. Freeman Office of July 24, 1955 and individuals delivered by Dr. Freeman

participated in a parade carrying signs like were done in 1955.  Pictures left to right are

Jeanette Ragland Dalton- Huff Hollow, Bobbie Sadler High- Dry Fork, Peggy Ragland

Malory- Huff Hollow, Stan Webster- Enigma, Danny Stout-Spring Fork, Billy Kent-Corinth,

Patricia Manier Stewart- Spring Fork, Twins Bobby Stout & Peggy Stout Anderson- Spring

Fork, Richard Woodard- Corinth, Joe Ruth Brown Carr- Spring Fork, Annette Thompson

Parkes Great Grand Daughter of Dr. Freeman, Geraldine Brown Carter-Hollemans Bend,

James Edward Clemons- Indian Creek, Liz Huff Bennett- Brooks Bend and Beverly Brown

Nash- Spring Fork.  The parade was led by Bruce Carter in his 1915 T Model like the one

that his father J. N. Carter drove Dr. Freeman in the parade of 1955. 

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