Granite City (Illinois)St. Louis Metro East area of Illinois.
Granite City is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States, part of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, the population was 29,849, with a total of about 67,000 in the immediate area. Officially founded in 1896, Granite City was named by the Niedringhaus brothers who established it as a steel making company town for the manufacture of kitchen utensils made to resemble granite.
Lincoln Place neighborhoodA historic district near downtown Granite City. Lincoln Place was a magnet for immigrants from Eastern Europe, Asia Minor, and Mexico. It has numerous historic churches and a community center built by Commonwealth Steel to educate the children of immigrants. Today, the neighborhood's ethnic history is preserved by the Lincoln Place Heritage Association.
Tri-City SpeedwayA dirt track boasting a newly-renovated 3/8 mile dirt oval with 10 degrees of banking in the corners. NASCAR legends such as Rusty Wallace and Tony Stewart have raced here.
- There is a 3 screen movie theater located in downtown
phone: +1 618 931-0270address: 3321 Hwy 11Class C campground. No electricity or showers. Open May 15-Oct 15
KOA of Greater St Louisaddress: 3157 W Chain of Rocks Rd, Granite City