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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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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 Kershaw County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kershaw County: Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Lancaster, Lee, Richland & Sumter.

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:

  • Kershaw County     (The home county of Flat Rock)
    • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
      • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Village
      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Village
    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]
    • Log Town [Kershaw County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Log Town
      • Log Town [Kershaw County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Log Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Village
      • Pine Village [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Village
    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethune
      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<2>
    • Lugoff [Kershaw County]
    • Spring Village [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Village
      • Spring Village [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Village
    • Elgin [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Kershaw County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<2>
  • Chester County
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<2>
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<2>
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<2>
  • Chesterfield County
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Angelus [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angelus
      • Angelus [Chesterfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus
    • White Plains [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Chesterfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • McBee [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McBee
      • McBee [Chesterfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McBee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McBee<2>
    • Pageland [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pageland
      • Pageland [Chesterfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pageland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pageland<2>
    • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Croghan
      • Mount Croghan [Chesterfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Croghan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Croghan<2>
    • Ruby [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chesterfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<2>
    • Patrick [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
      • Patrick [Chesterfield County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patrick<2>
    • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield
      • Chesterfield [Chesterfield County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<2>
  • Darlington County
    • Pine Ridge [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Darlington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Hartsville [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Darlington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartsville<2>
    • Lydia [Darlington County]
    • Lamar [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamar
      • Lamar [Darlington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamar<2>
  • Fairfield County
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<2>
    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<2>
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adger
      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adger
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
    • Woodward [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward
      • Woodward [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodward have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<2>
  • Lancaster County
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<2>
    • Elgin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primus
    • Union [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster Mill
      • Lancaster Mill [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster Mill
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<2>
    • Camp Creek [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Creek
      • Camp Creek [Lancaster County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek
    • Riverside [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Lancaster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
  • Lee County
    • Bishopville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishopville
      • Bishopville [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishopville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishopville<2>
    • Manville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Alcot [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcot
      • Alcot [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcot
    • Elliott [Lee County]
  • Richland County
    • Blythewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
      • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<2>
    • Dentsville [Richland County]
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
      • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
    • Belmont [Richland County]
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Acres
      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Columbia [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Richland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<2>
  • Sumter County
  • York County
    • Catawba [York County]
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<2>
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<2>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Trinity [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
    • Jaars [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaars
      • Jaars [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaars have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaars
    • Jackson [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<2>
    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<2>
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<2>
    • Monroe [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Wingate [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wingate<2>
    • Marshville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshville
      • Marshville [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshville<2>
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin

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 61 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 18 miles [29 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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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.

  • Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Hanging Rock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanging Rock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hanging Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanging Rock Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Rock Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock.
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    • Smyrles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smyrles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smyrles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smyrles Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock.
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    • Dekalb Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Hammond Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hammond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hammond Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock.
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    • White Oak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Oak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • White Oak Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock.
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    • Abney Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Center Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock.
      • Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Laurel Hill Cemetery
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    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Flat Rock.
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    • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest Lawn Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock.
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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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Flat Rock had a population of 66 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Flat Rock [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Kershaw 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: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Rock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Westville [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
    • Westville [Kershaw County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<2>
  • Dekalb [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dekalb
    • Dekalb [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dekalb had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dekalb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kershaw
    • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kershaw had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kershaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<2>
  • Oakhurst [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
    • Oakhurst [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakhurst had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cantey [Kershaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantey
    • Cantey [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cantey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty Hill<2>
    • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pleasant Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Longtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longtown
      • Longtown [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Longtown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Primus [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primus
      • Primus [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Primus had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Camden [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Flat Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,533 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camden had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<2>
    • Catarrh [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catarrh
      • Catarrh [Chesterfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Catarrh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catarrh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taxahaw [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taxahaw
      • Taxahaw [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taxahaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taxahaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Flint Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
      • Flint Hill [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Flint Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Antioch [Kershaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Kershaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Flat Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

Note for Flat Rock:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Kershaw County

About South Carolina

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 State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flat Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4704, Longitude: -80.6340       In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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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