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Welcome to Granite Falls ...

The town of Granite Falls is located in Caldwell County<1>.

The location of Granite Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Granite Falls has a population of 4,668 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Granite Falls.

Granite Falls is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Granite Falls lies within the (828) area code.

Websites for Granite Falls ...

Official Website: www.granitefallsnc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Granite Falls had an population of 4,668 people. This is a decrease of 1.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Granite Falls had a population of 4,722 people (which is 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 total 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).

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.

Communities near Granite Falls ...

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

  • Hickory (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite Falls and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Lenoir lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Granite Falls and is located in Caldwell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<6>
  • Morganton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
    • Morganton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Granite Falls and is located in Burke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<6>
  • Newton (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Newton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite Falls and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<6>
  • Conover (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
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    • Conover lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite Falls and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<6>
  • Long View (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
    • Long View lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite Falls and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
  • Valdese (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
    • Valdese lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Granite Falls and is located in Burke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<6>
  • Gamewell (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Granite Falls and is located in Caldwell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Hudson (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Granite Falls and is located in Caldwell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
    • Former name for Hudson:
    • Hudsonville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<6>
  • Maiden (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite Falls and is located in Catawba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maiden<6>

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 Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Granite Falls.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Granite Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Granite Falls. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Granite Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Granite Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Granite Falls on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Granite Falls on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Granite Falls

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The official website for Granite Falls: www.granitefallsnc.com/

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Caldwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Granite Falls.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Granite Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Granite FallsOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Granite Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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