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Welcome to Granite ...

So far, we found very little information about Granite. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Granite to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Granite, please Contact Us.


Granite would have been located within present day Granite County<2>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Granite, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Granite is 7,000 feet [2,134 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Granite is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Granite was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Granite would have been located in the (406) area code.

Communities Also Named Granite ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Montana communities named Granite: This one is located in Granite County and the other is located in Deer Lodge County.

Beyond Montana, there are 23 communities that are also named Granite - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Idaho (4), Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, 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.

  • Anaconda - Deer Lodge County
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anaconda - Deer Lodge County came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anaconda - Deer Lodge County
    • Anaconda - Deer Lodge County is located in Deer Lodge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,204 people
  • Southern Cross ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southern Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southern Cross
    • Southern Cross is located in Deer Lodge County
  • Cable City ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cable City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cable City
    • Cable City is located in Deer Lodge County
  • Georgetown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown is located in Deer Lodge County
  • Stone
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
    • Stone is located in Granite County
  • Stump Town
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stump Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stump Town
    • Stump Town is located in Deer Lodge County
  • Anaconda
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Hall
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Sunnyside
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside is located in Deer Lodge County
  • Wall City
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wall City
    • Wall City is located in Powell 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.

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 1886.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Granite.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Granite, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Granite, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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