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Welcome to Granite ...

The city of Granite is located in Grant County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Granite has a population of 36 people<2> (see below for details).

Granite was established in 1862 and was incorporated in 1901.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Granite was originally named Independence. For more information about the names of Granite, see The Names of Granite on our Genealogy Page.

Granite is 4,650 feet [1,417 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Granite is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Granite lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Granite: (541) & (458)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Granite had an population of 36 people. This is a decrease of 5.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 50% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Granite had a population of 38 people. This makes Granite the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38 people, the population of Granite increased 58.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24 people).

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

Communities Also Named Granite ...

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

  • Sumpter (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumpter
    • Sumpter lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Granite and is located in Baker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumpter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumpter<6>
  • Cabell City (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabell City
    • Cabell City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Granite and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabell City
  • Greenhorn (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhorn
    • Greenhorn lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Granite and is located in Baker County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhorn
  • Bourne (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
    • Bourne lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Granite and is located in Baker County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourne
  • Whitney (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
    • Whitney was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite and is located in Baker County
  • Austin (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Granite and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
  • Bates (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Susanville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susanville
    • Susanville was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Granite and is located in Grant County
  • Galena (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Granite and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
  • Pocahontas (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
    • Pocahontas was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Granite and is located in Baker County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Granite, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.

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

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

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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 State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Granite.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Granite) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GraniteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granite. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8095, Longitude: -118.4180    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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