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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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Welcome to Flat Rock ...

Flat Rock is located in Henderson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Flat Rock has a population of 3,311 people<1> (see below for details).

Flat Rock is 2,550 feet [777 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Flat Rock is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Flat Rock lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Flat Rock: (828)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Flat Rock had a population of 3,114 people. This makes Flat Rock the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Flat Rock represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 197th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,114 people, the population of Flat Rock increased 21.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,565 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Flat Rock had an population of 3,311 people. This is an increase of 6.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.08% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Flat Rock.

Communities near Flat Rock ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Flat Rock and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016
Biltmore Forest   [Map]   1,462   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brevard   [Map]   7,822   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Columbus   [Map]   981   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fletcher   [Map]   8,079   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake Lure   [Map]   1,180   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Laurel Park   [Map]   2,317   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Flat Rock.

Communities Also Named Flat Rock ...

While we believe that this Flat Rock is located in Henderson County, we know of another 3 North Carolina communities named Flat Rock. Those communities are located in the following counties: Stokes, Surry and Vance County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 44 communities that are also named Flat Rock - they are located in Alabama (4), Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (7), Michigan (3), Mississippi, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (5), Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Flat Rock.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Flat Rock. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Flat Rock. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Flat Rock.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Flat Rock:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Flat Rock ...

Looking for more information about Flat Rock? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Flat Rock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Flat Rock.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Flat Rock. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Flat Rock.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flat Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Flat Rock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Flat Rock) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2676, Longitude: -82.4526     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Flat Rock.