Granite Quarry, NC
The Town of Granite Quarry gets its name from the hills of the town that cover seams of granite which has been quarried, cut and exported to every corner of the world. The town’s signature pink granite has been used to build numerous homes around the town giving the area an old-world charm.
Old Stone House:
Granite Quarry’s best-known landmark is one such residence: The Old Stone House built in 1776. Restored in the 20th century, it is currently maintained as a museum and is the oldest structure in Rowan County. German immigrant Michael Braun settled the farmland outside what was then called Granite Ridge in 1759. Braun became a prominent local citizen, and many people in Rowan County today can trace their lineage through the Brown or Braun family lines back to their roots in Germany. The Old Stone House is open for public tours, and well known seasonal events such as GermanFest, Christmas at the Old Stone House, Colonial Spring Frolic and more.
Granite Lake Park:
If you’re looking for outdoor exploration in Granite Quarry, be sure to visit Granite Lake Park. The park offers paved walking trails, a shelter with bathrooms, a playground area, a one acre lake with two piers, fish and the Granite Lake ducks. The Granite Lake Park trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail and connects Granite Lake Park to Centennial Nature Trail in the Town of Granite Quarry.
- 500 N. Salisbury Ave.
Granite Lake Park consists of paved walking trails, a shelter with bathrooms, a playground area, a lake covering an acre with two piers, fish and the Granite Lake Ducks. The walking trails…