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Granville is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of new South Wales, Australia. Granville is located west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Parramatta. A small part in the north-west is located in the local government area of the City of Holroyd.South Granville is a separate suburb with the distinguishing feature of a light industrial area. Lisgar, Redfern, Heath and Mona Streets form the approximate border between Granville and South Granville. The Duck River provides a boundary with Auburn, to the east.HistoryGranville was named in 1880, after the British Colonial Secretary, the Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville.European settlementThe area evolved primarily after 1855, when it became the final stop of the first railway line of New South Wales. The Sydney-Parramatta Line ran from Sydney terminus, just south from today's Central railway station to the Granville area which was originally known as 'Parramatta Junction'. This led to the development of this area, which attracted speculators and some local industries.Use our Australia holiday planner to plan your trip to Granville and other destinations in Australia.
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