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.
2016 Granite Falls Merchant's Festival
The 8th annual Granite Falls Merchants Association Festival on Main will be held Saturday, September 17th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in historic downtown Granite Falls. Vendors will sell various crafts including jewelry, pillows, dolls, stuffed animals, crocheted items, art works, prints, wooden signs, and floral arrangements and other items including cosmetics, clothing and accessories. There will also be a variety of other displays including a demonstration of Holland grills. Food vendors will offer an outstanding assortment of foods and beverages including barbecue, turkey legs, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle corn, funnel cakes, lemonade and a wide variety of soft drinks, smoothies, slushes and ices. The Festival will have its third annual beer garden featuring craft beers from Granite Falls Brewing Company. The Festival will also have its first annual wine garden featuring local wines from Twisted Vine Winery and Waldensian Heritage Winery and these products will also be sold for off premise consumption. The Festival has a special section for Kids with bounce houses, DARE program and a Safe Kids display. The medical motor coach from the West Caldwell Health Council, Inc. will be at the festival with medical providers offering free health related services including blood pressure checks. The NC Division of Public Health "BAT" Mobile Unit will be on-hand with free handouts geared to combat drunk and drugged driving. The Rotary Club will be selling raffle tickets to benefit their backpack program with drawings for prizes including Eric Church memorabilia. Entertainment scheduled includes the South Caldwell High ROTC, Jazz and Marching Bands and Dance Team, a Zumba demonstration, a Belly dancing demonstration, The Sims Country Cloggers, and The Night Move Band (R&B, Beach, Classic Rock, and Funk) Bring your family and friends and join us for a day of food, entertainment and fun. Bring your dancing shoes too! Please remember that animals are no longer permitted at Town events. You can visit the Merchants Association website at www.granitefallsmerchantsnc.org for more details and a schedule of events.
Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum
The Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum needs volunteers to open the museum and serve as hosts and hostesses on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers are asked to serve for two hours once every three months. If you can serve as a volunteer, please contact the Town Office at 396-3131. Volunteers will be trained for their work at the museum. The museum is open on Saturdays from noon until 4 pm and Sundays from 2 pm until 4 pm, except holidays. Private tours may be arranged by calling the Town Office. Please visit: www.granitefallshistorymuseum.org
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.
Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather
North Carolina Air Quality Forecasts
Granite Falls Town Code of Ordinances
Town of Granite Falls Budget 2016-2017
Monthly Budget Report
2016-2017 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