Granite, Maryland

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Granite, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Granite, Maryland is located in Maryland
Granite, Maryland
Granite, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°20′34″N 76°51′20″W / 39.34278°N 76.85556°W / 39.34278; -76.85556Coordinates: 39°20′34″N 76°51′20″W / 39.34278°N 76.85556°W / 39.34278; -76.85556
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Baltimore
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Granite is an unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.[1] Originally known as Waltersville, it was renamed Granite in recognition of its principal product (the Woodstock Quartz Monzonite was quarried). The village was the center of this industry, which during its peak in the late 19th century provided building materials for major projects throughout the eastern seaboard.

The Granite Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[2]

The Nike Missile Base BA-79 was located in Granite.[3] It was active from 1954 to 1974.

In 1999, final scenes of The Blair Witch Project were filmed in a 200 year old Griggs house in Patapsco Valley State Park. The state planned on demolishing the historic structure until publicity from the movie brought contributors for its preservation.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Granite (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ Granite Historical Society
  4. ^ "Blair Witch Project". Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blair Witch' works magic for doomed house Interested party pays state to preserve famed house". The Baltimore Sun. 1 January 2000.