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Welcome to Flat Rock ...

Flat Rock is located in Henderson County<1>.

The location of Flat Rock has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Flat Rock has a population of 3,378 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Flat Rock.

Flat Rock is 2,550 feet [777 m] above sea level.<4> 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 area code for Flat Rock: (828)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Flat Rock had an population of 3,378 people. This is an increase of 8.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.7% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 2,565 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Flat Rock ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Flat Rock.

  • Fletcher [Henderson County]
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    • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Flat Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<6>
  • Brevard [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
    • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Mills River [Henderson County]
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    • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Flat Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<6>
  • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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    • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
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      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
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      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Saluda [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saluda
      • Saluda [Henderson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • 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<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Flat Rock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Flat Rock.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Flat Rock.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Flat Rock. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Flat Rock.

Adding Flat Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Flat Rock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Flat Rock was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Flat Rock on our Genealogy Page.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Henderson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Flat Rock.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flat Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 for our own planning, 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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