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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 Mineral County<2>.

The location of Granite has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

Granite was founded in 1908.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Granite is 5,790 feet [1,765 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Granite is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Granite was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Granite still existed, it would have been in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Granite ...

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

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

  • Yerington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Schurz
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Copper Run ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Run
    • Copper Run is located in Mineral County
  • Wabuska
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabuska
    • Wabuska is located in Lyon County
  • Pine Grove ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
    • Pine Grove is located in Lyon County
  • Smith
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Davis Station ‑ Historic
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis Station
    • Davis Station is located in Lyon County
  • Wellington
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Wichman
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wichman
    • Wichman is located in Lyon County
  • Fort Churchill ‑ Historic
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Churchill
    • Fort Churchill is located in Lyon 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 the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section 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.<6>

From that list, the Granite post office opened in 1908.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Granite.

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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 Nevada's counties, including Mineral, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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