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. »
Festival On The Square
The Ninth Annual Festival on the Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Monday, November 24, 2014 in downtown Granite Falls. The Festival begins at 6:15 p.m. but we encourage everyone to come early to see the 25 Christmas trees decorated by local school groups and civic organizations as part of the "Light Up Granite Falls" event. At 6:30 p.m. festival attendees can enjoy beautiful live Christmas music from local school choruses and bands and the community choir. Several downtown businesses and faith based organizations will have booths providing free refreshments and there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus. This event has always provided great fun for the entire family. Due to limited seating, we encourage you to bring a comfortable lawn chair and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season in historic downtown Granite Falls. We hope to see you there for the first snowfall of the season!
MILITARY MEMORABILIA AT THE MUSEUM
To honor all veterans and to celebrate the Granite Falls Veterans' Monument, there will be a display of U. S. Military Memorabilia during the month of November at the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum. Located at 107 Falls Avenue, the museum will be open on Saturdays from noon until 4 pm and on Sundays from 2 until 4 pm. On Sunday, November 9th from 2 until 4 pm, the Granite Falls History Committee will host a reception for those persons lending items for display. The exhibit includes items from World War I to the present. There are uniforms, medals, citations, photos, scrapbooks, dog tags, etc. on display. Shown in the photo is a uniform from the 1950s. For more information, call the Granite Falls Town Office at 396-3131 or check out the website: www.granitefallshistorymuseum.org.
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.
Save The Dates
Monday, November 24, 2014
Festival on the Square and Light Up Granite Falls
Christmas Tree Lighting
Festival begins at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Granite Falls Rotary Club
Parade begins at Noon
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North Carolina Air Quality Forecasts
Granite Falls Town Code of Ordinances
Town of Granite Falls Budget 2014-2015
2014-2015 Town of Granite Falls Fee Schedule
Granite Falls Pedestrian Plans
Granite Falls Merchants Association
Town of Granite Falls Downtown Facade Improvement Program -Grant Opportunity
Federal Tax Credits For Energy Effiiciency
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 announce the launch of the Connect-CTY® service, our new town-to-resident notification system.
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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.