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

Latest News

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, The Granville Museum and Sam Stout are truly Honored to announce
that 650 WSM will be airing our radio show.

"We are honored to have the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour join the broadcast line up on 650 AM WSM
and," said Chris Kulick, WSM General Manager. "I know that our listeners will embrace
and look forward to the fine ole time and bluegrass music that they broadcast each week. The program
will air every Saturday night immediately following the Midnight Jamboree on 650 AM WSM and

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour on April 9, 2016 will celebrate its eighth anniversary. Our show
is recorded for syndication in front of a live audience from the T.B. Sutton General Store (1880) in
Historic Granville, TN.

Host and creator Sam Stout brings our guest and listeners the best in Bluegrass and ole time music.
“Sam’s approach and the quality of the entertainment and musicianship is cutting edge by anyone’s
standards” Said Chris Joslin, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music 
We presently we have listeners in all 50 states and 153 countries around the world that tune-in our every
day of the week.
Picture Caption:  Ann Fife weaves on the Rocker Beater Loom at Historic Granville Weave Shop

Historic Granville will have the official Grand Opening of Remembering the 1930’s on April 9th with a full day of old time craftsmen demonstrating in the Pioneer Village at Sutton Homestead.  Stories of the 1930’s will be told by craftsmen as they operate the Eller Grist Mill grinding cornmeal and grits for sale, basket weaver weaves baskets of the 1930’s, broom maker makes brooms, blacksmith operates the Sutton Blacksmith Shop, gourd craftsmen paints gourds of yesteryear, operating spinning wheel, cheese maker demonstrates and other craftsmen of yesteryear will be demonstrating.  This will be done in conjunction with a Antique Car Show up to 1940’s model automobiles that will be displayed in the Pioneer Village, Wine Festival with eight wineries of the Upper Cumberland conducting a wine tasting and selling wine, Genealogy Festival featuring Genealogy Speakers at the Granville United Methodist Church and Genealogy Booths at Granville Museum. 

Granville is currently featuring Remembering the 1930’s and you will be able to tour the Sutton Homestead with a guided tour entitled 1930’s in Granville: A Time of Challenges.  The Antique Car Museum is currently featuring Automobiles of the 1930’s and Granville Museum is currently featuring special exhibit on Memories of the 1930’s.  On April 9th great food will be served by Sutton General Store, and great shopping at Granville shops and craftsmen will have booths as well. 

This will also be the 8th Anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music hour and a special Bluegrass Dinner Show will occur at 6:00 p.m. featuring Valley Grass. Dinner will be served by reservation at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. by calling 931-653-4151.  The show is taped each Saturday night for 44 radio stations and is now going to be aired on WSM Radio each Saturday night immediately following the Midnight
Jamboree on 650 AM WSM and 

Historic Granville is open Wednesday thru Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Sutton General Store opening at 10:00 a.m. serving lunch.  On Saturday Historic Granville is open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
wWeaverith Sutton General Store open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  For more information call 931-653-4151 or 
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The Timberloft Lakeside in Historic Granville, Tennessee announce opening day April 1, 2016

The second season looks to be an exciting time at the Granville Marina.
Lakeside owners Kevin & Donna Jones return with rave reviews from their guests.




"We came up river for a the day with some friends. Food was awesome! We have boats docked in Gallatin TN. This was the best food on the river so far!"

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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.)

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