Grange is defined as a farmers’ association. These were first organized in 1867. The Grange sponsors social activities, community service, and political lobbying. There are several granges in our area, but are none are physically located within the Town of Richmond.
The Hope Valley Grange is located on Main Street, Hope Valley (Hopkinton), south of, and near, the Wood River (Richmond-Hopkinton dividing line).
In 1970 they celebrated 70 continuous years as an organization:
*see Genealogy/Persons of Interest/The Rawlings Family