• Granite Falls

    Granite Falls

    http://explorecaldwell.com/uploads/media/images/granite-falls-museum.jpgEstablished in 1899, Granite Falls is situated in southern Caldwell County located partly on Lake Hickory and less than five miles from US 40 and Hickory. Granite Falls has benefited from a residential spillover from Hickory and nearby Catawba County and has also enjoyed a boom in commercial growth along US 321.

    Named for the falls and giant granite boulders on Gunpowder Creek, the town began as an industrial town and is headquarters today to one of the nations most heralded small banks, The Bank of Granite. The bank has been featured in Forbes, U.S. Banker, and the CBS Evening News. Famed investor Warren Buffet has said The Bank of Granite is “the best-run bank in the United States.”

    Granite Falls is also home to the world’s largest collection of soda pop memorabilia housed in Antique Vending Company’s showroom, and the town is home to the second oldest home in Caldwell County, which the town has converted into the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum. Visitors to downtown Granite Falls will find a large slab of granite rock and town clock flanked by locally-owned shops and unique architecture.

    Granite Falls operates the William B Shuford Recreation Center, which provides a variety of fitness and youth activities.

     

    Contacts

    Fire Department: (828) 396-2379

    Police Department: (828) 396-3358

    Post Office: (828) 396-2951

    Public Works: (828) 396-2989

    Recreation Department: (828) 396-1221

    Sewer Plant: (828) 396-7111

    Water Plant: (828) 396-3358

    Quick Facts

    Founding date: 1899

    Population: 4,722

    Services provided: Garbage and recycling, recreation, water and sewer, electric, police department, and fire department

    Town office: (828) 396-3131

    30 Park Square
    PO Drawer 10
    Granite Falls, NC 28630

    www.granitefallsnc.com

    Granite Falls NC