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Welcome to Granite ...

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

Granite was established in 1862 and was incorporated in 1901.

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

The community of Granite is 4,650 feet [1,417 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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>

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

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 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)
  • Cabell City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabell City
    • Cabell City is located in Grant County
  • Greenhorn
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhorn
    • Greenhorn is located in Baker County
  • Bourne
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourne
    • Bourne is located in Baker County
  • Whitney ‑ Historic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
    • Whitney is located in Baker County
  • Austin
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin is located in Grant County
  • Bates
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Susanville ‑ Historic
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susanville
    • Susanville is located in Grant County
  • Galena
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena is located in Grant County
  • Pocahontas ‑ Historic
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
    • Pocahontas is located in Baker 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.

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.

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 1878.

We also found Granite in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Granite.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Granite. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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