Place:Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States

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NameGranite City
TypeCity
Coordinates38.718°N 90.129°W
Located inMadison, Illinois, United States
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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, making it the second largest city in the Metro-East and Southern Illinois behind Belleville. 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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