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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] The house was demolished at a later date without an announcement.[6]


  1. “Geographic Names Information System”. Granite (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  2. Jump up^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). “National Register Information System”. National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. Jump up^ Granite Historical Society
  4. Jump up^ “Blair Witch Project”. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. Jump up^ “Blair Witch’ works magic for doomed house Interested party pays state to preserve famed house”. The Baltimore Sun. 1 January 2000.
  6. Jump up^ Doug Gelbert. Film and television locations: a state-by-state guidebook to moviemaking sites, excluding Los Angeles. p. 103.