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(Kershaw County)

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Welcome to Flat Rock ...

Flat Rock is located in Kershaw County<1>.

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

Flat Rock is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Flat Rock: (803)

Communities Also Named Flat Rock ...

While we believe that this Flat Rock is located in Kershaw County, we know of another 2 South Carolina communities named Flat Rock. Those communities are located in the following counties: Anderson and Union County.

Beyond South 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, North Carolina (4), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (2), 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.

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
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    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Flat Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<5>
  • Camden [Kershaw County]
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    • Camden [Kershaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Flat Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,288 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<5>
  • Kershaw [Kershaw County]
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    • Kershaw [Kershaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Flat Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,404 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kershaw<5>
  • Great Falls [Chester County]
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    • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Flat Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
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      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<5>
    • Jefferson [Chesterfield County]
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      • Jefferson [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<5>
    • Bethune [Kershaw County]
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      • Bethune [Kershaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Flat Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethune<5>
    • Liberty Hill [Kershaw County]
    • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County]
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      • Lafayette Village [Kershaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Flat Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cassatt [Kershaw County]

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Flat Rock, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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).

We also found Flat Rock on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within 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>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Kershaw, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Flat Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.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).
<5>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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