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Granite Falls, North Carolina

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The location of Granite Falls

Welcome to Granite Falls ...

The town of Granite Falls is located in Caldwell County.

The location of Granite Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Granite Falls has a population of 4,636 people<2> (see below for details).

Granite Falls is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Granite Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Granite Falls: (828)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Granite Falls had a population of 4,722 people (or 5.69% of the total population of Caldwell County). This makes Granite Falls the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Granite Falls represents 0.05% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,722 people, the population of Granite Falls increased 2.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,612 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Granite Falls had an population of 4,636 people. This is a decrease of 1.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.52% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Granite Falls.

Communities Also Named Granite Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Granite Falls - they are located in British Columbia, Kansas, Minnesota and Washington (2).

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

Websites for Granite Falls ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Granite Falls. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Granite Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Granite Falls. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Granite Falls:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Granite Falls ...

Looking for more information about Granite Falls? 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 Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Granite Falls.

Communities near Granite Falls ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hickory   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Granite Falls

Located in Catawba County

Lenoir   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Granite Falls

Morganton   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Granite Falls

Located in Burke County

Newton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Granite Falls

Located in Catawba County

Conover   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Granite Falls

Located in Catawba County

Long View   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Granite Falls

Located in Burke County

Valdese   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Granite Falls

Located in Burke County

Gamewell   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Granite Falls

Hudson   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Granite Falls

Maiden   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Granite Falls

Located in Catawba County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Granite Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caldwell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Granite Falls:

The official website for Caldwell County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Granite Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Granite Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Granite Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Granite Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granite Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7968, Longitude: -81.4237     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Granite Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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