Granite Falls is located in southern Caldwell County North Carolina, just north of Hickory, on U. S. Highway 321. Its history dates back before the Revolutionary War. Its origins can be traced to land grants dating back to 1754. Granite Falls was incorporated on May 1, 1899 and was named after the Falls on Gunpowder Creek, where a solid formation of granite spans the creek. Read more about the Town's history. »
On behalf of the Town Council and citizens of Granite Falls, I thank you for visiting our website. I am proud to serve as Mayor of my hometown, and I hope our website will show you a small portion of the people, places and services that make Granite Falls a wonderful place to live.
Located at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and on two lakes of the Catawba River chain, our town offers home sites with views and amenities that are unique even in our beautiful state. Our town is too beautiful and friendly to appreciate fully through a website visit. So when you "log off", pack a bag and come visit us. We will take you to see the "Falls at Gunpowder Creek" from which our town derives its name, peaceful Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Hickory and many other historic and natural sites.
Again, I am happy you visited our website and I hope to see you soon.
New From The Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum
The Granite Falls History Committee is seeking volunteers to welcome guests to the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum on the weekends. Volunteers work one (1) two - hour shift per quarter. The museum is open on Saturdays from noon until 4 pm and on Sundays from 2 pm until 4 pm except holiday weekends. Training will be provided. Interested persons should call the Granite Falls Town Office at 396-3131.
In addition to the regular historical exhibit, the museum is currently selling vintage cookbooks, which have been donated to benefit the museum. Persons interested in acquiring one or more books should visit the museum during normal open hours or call the Town Office to request a private viewing. The Town Office can also arrange group tours during the week.
Band Uniforms At Museum
The Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum will feature an exhibit of band uniforms from South Caldwell High School from now through February. There have been three (3) uniforms since the school was formed in 1977 with the merger of Hudson High School and Granite Falls High School. The last uniform is over 14 years old, and SCHS Band Boosters are raising money to replace them. One fundraiser is the sale of pillows made from the first two uniforms. A sample pillow is also on display. For more information about the uniforms, check out www.schsspartanband.org or email email@example.com
Located at 107 Falls Avenue in Granite Falls, the museum is the historic home of Andrew Baird, an early settler who operated an iron forge at a granite falls on Gunpowder Creek. He gradually built a village that would become the Town of Granite Falls. The museum is open on Saturdays from noon until 4 pm, on Sundays from 2 until 4 pm, and at other times by appointment.
For more information about the museum, check out its website: www.granitefallshistorymuseum.org. To schedule a group tour or special visit, call the Town Office at 828-396-3131.
The Granite Falls Rotary Club 2015 Christmas Parade A Festival of Carols was held Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Noon
The first place winner was Jeff Greene. The second place winner was Dr. Wayne Hollar. The third place winner was Bright Beginnings Daycare.
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The 10th Annual Granite Falls Festival on the Square was held Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm
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The 2nd annual Veteran's Day Celebration
The 2nd annual Veteran's Day celebration was held Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10 am. Thank you to all active and former members of our nation's military for their service and sacrifice.
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The Town of Granite Falls is currently accepting applications for name inscriptions on the Veterans Monument. For more information please go to the Veterans Monument Inscription Application. Applications for new inscriptions that are received after July 31 each year will be added to the monument the following year.
DVDs of the of the Dedication of the Granite Falls Veterans Monument are available at the Granite Falls Town Office for $10.00 each. The DVDs have been edited to include video footage and still photos from four (4) different cameras. Produced by the Granite Falls History Committee, profits from the sale will benefit the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum. For more information, contact the Town Office at 828-396-3131.
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Granite Falls Town Code of Ordinances
Town of Granite Falls Budget 2015-2016
2015-2016 Town of Granite Falls Fee Schedule
2015 Financial Statements
Automated Waste & Recycling Collection - Now Available in the Town of Granite Falls!
The Town of Granite Falls is pleased to offer automatic draft for your utility bills (water, sewer and electric). Save gas and time with this new bill paying option. Please call the Town Offices at 396-3131 for details or to sign up.
The Town of Granite Falls is pleased to provide the Connect-CTY® service, our new town-to-resident notification system.
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Granite Falls Merchants Association
Town of Granite Falls Downtown Facade Improvement Program -Grant Opportunity
Granite Falls Pedestrian Plans
Helpful Information for Navigating All Way Stop Intersections
Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum is open now on select days, please contact the Town Offices at 396-3131 for more information.
Town of Granite Falls Lakeside Park with walking/biking trails, picnic shelter, canoe launch and three separate fishing decks. - Open Now - Contact the Recreation Department at 396-1221 to make reservations for the picnic shelter.
Federal Tax Credits For Energy Effiiciency