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

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We have started rehearsals for our 2016 Valentine Show, Love Stories in Mayberry:  Rations and Romance.  We have been very successful with our Dinner Theater sinced we started doing Andy Griffith plays.  And why not?  The Andy Griffith show has not waned in popularity since the first show was televised on October 30, 1960.  Even though Mayberry was a fictional, small community, it was a place everybody wanted to be from. It was a place where everybody knew their neighbors and was willing to lend a hand when someone was in need.  Granville has been compared to Mayberry and as I was going to play practice one night I realized what they said was true.  As I turned on Clover Street I saw a very idyllic small town with rural simplicity.  It was absolutely breathtaking!  My chest swelled and my eyes filled with tears.  Because I was from Granville and I could identify with my favority TV show.  In one of the episodes Aunt Bee and Clara Edwards wrote a song titled "My Hometown."  The lyrics are,  "My hometown is the greatest place I know.  Where the neighbors I find are gentle and kind andthe living easy and slow.  My hometown is the only place to be.  Here the worries are small and the kids grow tall,  and strong and healthy and free.  It's my hometown, my hometown, Mayberry, Mayberry!"  These words are Granville!  So for some small town fun make your reservations by calling 931-653-4151 for our Valentine show.  Event dates are February 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2016.  We promise you will have a wonderful meal and some great fun!!!!


1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 18 1/2 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
1 3 3/4 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 c. rum (any kind)
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 whole eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease bundt pan or tube pan.  Spring 1/2 c. pecans in bottom of pan.  Combine rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Pour batter into pan and bake 1 hour.  Take from oven, leave in pan and while hot pour the rum glaze over and let cool in pan.


1 c. sugar
1 stick margarine
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. rum

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan, let boil 1 minute.  Then pour over hot rum cake.  Let cool in pan.

(This recipe was submitted by Anna Pearl Ragland and can be found in the Historical Recipes of Granville Cookbook.  Ann is one of the wonderful cooks of Granville.)

(This article was submitted to Mature Lifestyles of TN Magazine.)


Pictured left to right front row are the following who received special award recognition:

Minnie Clemons Scarecrow Festival Above & Beyond Award, Patsy Yates Outstanding Long Time Volunteer Award, Brenda Denney 2017 Christmas Decorating Award, Bill Green First Place Award Granville Christmas Parade, Dara & Louis Kell 2017 Homestead New Volunteer Award, David Poarch Scarecrow Festival Above & Beyond Award, Christy Trott Scarecrow Festival Above & Beyond Award.  Not pictured are Nanc Stigler  Scarecrow Festival Above & Beyond Award, Lisa Huff Sutton Store New Volunteer Award,and Marie Neeley Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Granville Museum Historic Granville recently had their 2017 Volunteer Christmas Party to honor all their 185 volunteers that give their time to operate the Granville Museum, Sutton General Store, Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, 1880 Sutton Historic Home, Pioneer Village and Antique Car Museum.  The volunteer group began in 1999 with the Granville Museum and Historic Granville has grown due to the dedication of the family of volunteers that operate Historic Granville. Granville is currently doing a new volunteer campaign for new volunteers for 2018. Each volunteer volunteers once a month and anyone interested my contact Brenda Curtis or Randall Clemons at 1-931-653-4151.





The Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, Sutton General Store, Granville, TN. will have the 400th performance of the syndicated radio show on January 16th at 6:00 p.m. The show which began on April 5, 2008 now has listeners in 50 states and 36 countries. The show is syndicated on 42 radio and streaming stations. The radio listenership is now over 3 million people.

The show occurs each Saturday night year round at the 1880 Sutton General Store with a great family Style southern dinner served at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with warm up show at 6:00 p.m. and live radio taping at 7:00 p.m. The show was founded by Sam Stout who is the host of the show as well as a bluegrass performer. The show features a different bluegrass band each Saturday night and is known for great bluegrass bands from all over our nation.

The show is made possible by Tennessee 
Arts Commission Grant, UCEMC Cares Grant and weekly sponsors which currently
Include Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, Rockie Williams Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Advanced Propane, Inc, D. T. McCall & Sons, South Carthage Sav-Way, Wilson Bank & Trust and stage sponsor Cumberland Auto Center.

Reservations for dinner may be made by calling 931-653-4151.

The show is currently having Bluegrass Winterfest with the following bands to perform in coming weeks:
Jan. 23- Coed of the Hills, Jan. 30. Avery Trace & Company, Feb. 6, Bluegrass Solutions, Feb. 13th Valley Grass, Feb. 20 Hamilton County Ramblers, Feb. 27 The Davenport Brothers.

The Bluegrass Show will celebrate its 8th Anniversary on April 9th with a special Celebration during the entire day; To also include the Upper Cumberland Wine Festival, Genealogy Festival, Antique Car Show for Cars up to 1940 and a special music of Bluegrass of the 1930s as Historic Granville begins it year long theme of Remembering the 1930’s.

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