DescriptionGrantsville took its name from Daniel Grant, a Baltimorean who is said to have helped settle the area during the 1790s. The Casselman Inn, Little Crossings Inn—now the Penn Alps—and Stanton's Mill were all founded 1797-1824 and are among the buildings that remain from that era. All are still in use and are in the Spruce Forest Artisan Village.
About a half-mile east of town is the Casselman River Bridge, an 80-foot stone span built in 1813 for the National Road. At the time of its construction it was the country's longest single-span stone arch bridge. Nearby Casselman River Bridge State Park has picnic facilities.
Things to SeeSpruce Forest Artisan Village