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Welcome to Granite ...

Granite is located in Chaffee County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Granite, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1868.

Granite is 9,010 feet [2,746 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Granite is about 1¾ mile [or 2¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Granite lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Granite: (719)

The ZIP code for Granite: 81228<3>

Communities Also Named Granite ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Granite - they are located in British Columbia, Idaho (4), Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Granite.

Communities near Granite ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Granite.

  • Buena Vista
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
    • Buena Vista is located in Chaffee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista <5>
  • Leadville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Fairplay
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Alma
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Pine Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pine Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
    • Pine Creek is located in Chaffee County
  • Twin Lakes
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Vicksburg ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
    • Vicksburg is located in Chaffee County
    • Vicksburg has also been known as:
    • Vicksburg Mining Camp
  • Banker Mine ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Banker Mine. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banker Mine
    • Banker Mine is located in Chaffee County
  • Winfield ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
    • Winfield is located in Chaffee County
  • Oro City ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro City
    • Oro City is located in Lake County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Granite. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Granite.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Granite. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Granite.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Granite. See our Newspapers Page for Granite.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Granite ...

Looking for more information about Granite? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Granite, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Granite.

Adding Granite to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Granite in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Granite was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Granite post office opened in 1868.

We also found Granite in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Granite.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Granite. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chaffee County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Chaffee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Granite). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Granite or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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