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Granite City is a town in the St. Louis Metro East area of Illinois.

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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.

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Map of Granite City (Illinois)

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  • Lincoln Place neighborhood. A 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.

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  • Tri-City Speedway. A 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

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