Granite, Iowa

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Granite is an unincorporated community in Lyon County, Iowa, United States, near the historic Blood Run Site and the Gitchie Manitou State Preserve.[1]

Geography[edit]

Granite is the most northwestern community in Iowa near the banks of the Big Sioux River, about 7 miles outside the city limits of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, it's also 6 miles west/northwest of Larchwood. It's located 2.5 miles west of Iowa Highway 9, 2 miles south of the South Dakota state line and 1 mile west.

History[edit]

Granite was founded on June 12, 1886 at the request of the owners of the land, Richard and Bessie Pettigrew. The community of Iuka was then officially filed on March 14, 1887. The name of Iuka later on changed to Granite in late 1887.

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Coordinates: 43°28′08″N 96°33′23″W / 43.46889°N 96.55639°W / 43.46889; -96.55639