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Granville NY

The town of Granville, full of residents who are all proud and enthusiastic about their home, is often known as the "Colored Slate Capital of the World."

This name comes from the quarries near the town, where slate is mined in a large spectrum of colors. Mining done in these quarries have turned up many arrowheads and similar Indian artifacts, evidence which points towards the use of the region as a hunting ground and place to forge tools by the St. Francis Indians.

At its beginning, Granville was a town for dairy herds and sheep, but nowadays it is a modern town with all the commodities of the present and the attractive charm of the past.