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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Flat Rock.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Flat Rock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Flat Rock and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Flat Rock and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Flat Rock. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Flat Rock.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Morgan County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Morgan County sighting report from eBird.

Since Flat Rock is near Cumberland County and also Fentress County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cumberland County

Sighting report for Fentress County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Flat Rock.

How Far From Flat Rock to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Flat Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Flat Rock and extending to:

  • Wartburg [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Flat Rock to Wartburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,347 miles [10,214.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,061 miles [11,363.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,936 miles [7,943.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flat Rock ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bucklick   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Flat Rock   [Map]

Genesis   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Halfway   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hall Ford   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Henry Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

High Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Holland Ford   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Jones Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Jonesville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lavender   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Potter Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Communities Also Named Flat Rock ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Flat Rock.

Within Tennessee, there are 4 communities which are also named Flat Rock. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Tennessee

Communities outside of Tennessee


Other Communities Located In Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Davidson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Davidson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lewis County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Lewis County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Smith County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Smith County   [Map]

Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the West.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Tennessee

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Alabama

Clay County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Clay County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Conecuh County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southwest.

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Apache County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Johnson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Windham County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Windham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Greene County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Greene County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the South Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the South.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Idaho

Fremont County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Butler County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Northwest.

McCreary County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, McCreary County   [Map]

Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Menifee County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Menifee County   [Map]

Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Pulaski County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pulaski County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rockcastle County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Rockcastle County   [Map]

Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Simpson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Simpson County   [Map]

Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Alcona County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Alcona County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delta County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Delta County   [Map]

Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southwest.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Flat Rock   [Map]

Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Stokes County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Stokes County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East.

Surry County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Surry County   [Map]

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East.

Vance County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Vance County   [Map]

Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East.

Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Belmont County

This community is historic.

Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Paulding County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Paulding County

This community is historic.

Although located in Paulding County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Seneca County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Seneca County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Centre County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the Southeast.

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Kershaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Union County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Upton County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Upton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Powhatan County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Powhatan County   [Map]

Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Scott County

Our profile page for Flat Rock, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Morgan County

About Tennessee

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 Tennessee: https://www.tn.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 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: 36.1528, Longitude: -84.8666     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flat Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Flat Rock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.62 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.439 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.878 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Flat Rock could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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