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Our Genealogy Helper for Flat Rock ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Flat Rock (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Flat Rock. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Flat Rock ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Flatrock.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Flat Rock is located in Henderson County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henderson County: Buncombe, Haywood, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania & Greenville (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Flat Rock. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Flat Rock:

  • Henderson County     (The home county of Flat Rock)
    • Claremont [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Henderson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • East Flat Rock [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Flat Rock
      • East Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Flat Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Flat Rock<3>
    • Valley Hill [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Hill
      • Valley Hill [Henderson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Hill
    • Zirconia [Henderson County]
    • Mount Olive [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Henderson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Barker Heights [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker Heights
      • Barker Heights [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker Heights
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
      • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<3>
    • Tuxedo [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo
      • Tuxedo [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuxedo<3>
    • Upward [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
      • Upward [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<3>
    • Sky Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Village
      • Sky Village [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Village
    • Timberland [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberland
      • Timberland [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberland
    • Balfour [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [Henderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
  • Buncombe County
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Royal Pines [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Pines
      • Royal Pines [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Pines
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>
    • Avery Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avery Creek
      • Avery Creek [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avery Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avery Creek
    • Bent Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
      • Bent Creek [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Creek
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Fairview [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Buncombe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Shiloh [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Buncombe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Azalea [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azalea
      • Azalea [Buncombe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Azalea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azalea
    • Redwood Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Buncombe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
    • Sayles Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayles Village
      • Sayles Village [Buncombe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayles Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayles Village
    • Enka Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka Village
      • Enka Village [Buncombe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka Village
    • Acton [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Buncombe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
  • Haywood County
    • Morning Star [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star [Haywood County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<3>
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Waynesville [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<3>
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<3>
    • Cashiers [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashiers
      • Cashiers [Jackson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashiers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashiers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cashiers<3>
    • Glenville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Jackson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
  • Madison County
    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<3>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<3>
  • McDowell County
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<3>
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Polk County
    • Lynn [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Tryon [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tryon
      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tryon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<3>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Mill Spring [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Spring
      • Mill Spring [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Spring<3>
  • Rutherford County
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<3>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<3>
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitehouse [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Rutherford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherfordton
      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherfordton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<3>
    • Shiloh [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Rutherford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Ruth [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Rutherford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Bakersville [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakersville
      • Bakersville [Rutherford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakersville
    • Holly Springs [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Rutherford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Spindale [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spindale
      • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spindale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<3>
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Mills
  • Transylvania County
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<3>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
    • Seven Springs [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Transylvania County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<3>
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<3>
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
    • Lake Toxaway [Transylvania County]
    • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxaway Falls
      • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
    • Sapphire [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapphire
      • Sapphire [Transylvania County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapphire<3>
  • Anderson County (SC)
  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<3>
  • Greenville County (SC)
    • Cleveland [Greenville County]
    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
    • Highland [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Greenville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Caesars Head [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caesars Head
      • Caesars Head [Greenville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caesars Head
    • Slater [Greenville County]
    • Gowensville [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowensville
      • Gowensville [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowensville
    • Marietta [Greenville County]
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travelers Rest
      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travelers Rest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<3>
    • O'Neal [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
      • O'Neal [Greenville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
    • Taylors [Greenville County]
    • Chick Springs [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chick Springs
      • Chick Springs [Greenville County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chick Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chick Springs
    • Berea [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berea
      • Berea [Greenville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
    • Greer [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greer
      • Greer [Greenville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<3>
  • Oconee County (SC)
    • Salem [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Oconee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Pickens County (SC)
    • Dacusville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dacusville
      • Dacusville [Pickens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dacusville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dacusville
    • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bottom
      • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bottom
    • Sunset [Pickens County]
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Easley [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easley
      • Easley [Pickens County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<3>
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Six Mile [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Pickens County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Six Mile<3>
    • Norris [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Pickens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<3>
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landrum
      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<3>
    • Campobello [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campobello
      • Campobello [Spartanburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campobello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campobello<3>
    • Gramling [Spartanburg County]
    • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman Mills
      • Inman Mills [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman Mills
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inman
      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<3>
    • Fingerville [Spartanburg County]
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<3>
    • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellford
      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<3>
    • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Spartanburg County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Boiling Springs [Spartanburg County]
    • Startex [Spartanburg County]
    • Fairforest [Spartanburg County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Flat Rock, see our County-by-County Page for Flat Rock.

Newspapers Published in Flat Rock ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flat Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Flat Rock, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Flat Rock.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Flat Rock:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Flat Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flat Rock.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Flat Rock covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Oakdale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakdale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale Cemetery
  • St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church Cemetery
  • Capps Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Capps Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Capps Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capps Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Pace Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Oakdale Cemetery
    • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • Mountain Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Valley Cemetery
    • Bane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bane Cemetery
    • Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews Cemetery
    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
    • Double Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Double Springs Cemetery
      • Double Springs Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bartlett Ward Cemetery
      • Ward Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Springs Cemetery
    • McCarson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCarson Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the McCarson Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCarson Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #48032<4>
    • Sentell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sentell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sentell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentell Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Flat Rock had a population of 491 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Flat Rock had a population of 3,408 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Flat Rock, with the one closest to Flat Rock listed first.

  • Flat Rock [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Henderson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Rock had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<3>
  • Zirconia [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zirconia
    • Zirconia [Henderson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Zirconia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zirconia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zirconia<3>
  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,216 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hendersonville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<3>
  • Upward [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upward
    • Upward [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Upward had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upward
  • Hillgirt [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillgirt
    • Hillgirt [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillgirt had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillgirt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillgirt
  • Saluda [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
    • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saluda had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saluda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saluda<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Baxter [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
      • Baxter [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baxter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baxter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter
    • Bowman Bluff [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman Bluff
      • Bowman Bluff [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowman Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowman Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Bluff
    • Blue Ridge [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blue Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe
      • Horse Shoe [Henderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horse Shoe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Shoe<3>
    • Merrittsville [Greenville County] - Historic
      • While Merrittsville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrittsville
      • Merrittsville [Greenville County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Merrittsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrittsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Melrose [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melrose had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
    • Fruitland [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
      • Fruitland [Henderson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fruitland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mills River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<3>
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Penrose had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Flat Rock. See our List of 1890's Communities around Flat Rock.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Flat Rock ...

While our initial data about Flat Rock came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Flat Rock in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Flat Rock.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Flat Rock:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Flat Rock in these Censuses: 2010-2000. See our Census Page for Flat Rock for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Flat Rock. See our Misc Page for Flat Rock for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flat Rock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henderson County: www.hendersoncountync.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flat Rock) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Flat Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Flat RockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2676, Longitude: -82.4526       In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Flat Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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