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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight 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 Wilson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Wilson County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Rutherford County

Sighting report for Sumner 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 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:

  • Lebanon [Map], which is the Seat of Wilson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Nashville [Map], which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Flat Rock to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,405 miles [10,307.8 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 7,123 miles [11,463.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,998 miles [8,043.5 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.

Cairo Bend   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Flat Rock   [Map]

Ebaneezer (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Forktown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Greenwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Hurricane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Josephine (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Leeville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Major   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Maple Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Martha   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Possum Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Shop Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spring Creek (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Tater Peeler (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Flat Rock. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Duane Allman     (Howard Duane Allman)

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at an age of 24. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<7>

Gregg Allman     (Gregg LeNoir Allman)

Musician - a member of the 'Allman Brothers Band'. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 8, 1947 and died in Richmond Hill (Georgia) on Saturday May 27, 2017 at an age of 69. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gregg Allman

Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

Musician. He was born in Luttrell (Tennessee) on Friday June 20, 1924 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday June 30, 2001 at an age of 77. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chester Burton 'Chet' Atkins

DeFord Bailey

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Tennessee) on Thursday December 14, 1899 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday July 2, 1982 at an age of 82. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Flat Rock

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: DeFord Bailey

Edward Emerson Barnard

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at an age of 65. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard

John Andrew Beazley

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday April 21, 1990 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Andrew Beazley

Leroy Carr

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday March 7, 1905 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday April 29, 1935 at an age of 30. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Carr

Wayne H. Carson

Songwriter, producer. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Tueday May 5, 1942 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday July 20, 2015 at an age of 73. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne H. Carson

June Carter Cash     (Born as Valerie June Carter)

Oscar nominated actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, author. She was born in Maces Spring (Virginia) on Sunday June 23, 1929 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday May 15, 2003 at an age of 73.

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Carter Cash

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday June 13, 1905 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday June 2, 1997 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adolphus Anthony 'Doc' Cheatham

Danny Davis

Musician. He was born in Dorchester (Massachusetts) on Friday May 29, 1925 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 2008 at an age of 83. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Davis

Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at an age of 75.

Nashville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Flat Rock

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day

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.<8>

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.<9>

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

Morgan County

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

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

Smith County

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

Distance: About 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast.


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 324 miles [521.4 km] to the South.

Jackson County

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

Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Lawrence County

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

Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Arizona

Apache County

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

Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 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 259 miles [416.8 km] to the Southeast.

Muscogee County

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

Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Putnam County

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

Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Fremont County

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

Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Crawford County

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

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Shelby County

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

Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the North.

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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Northwest.

McCreary County

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

Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the East Northeast.

Menifee County

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

Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Northeast.

Simpson County

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

Distance: About 37 miles [59.5 km] to the North 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 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North.

Wayne County

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

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Franklin County

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

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Southwest.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Flat Rock   [Map]

Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Henderson County

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

Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Stokes County

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

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East.

Surry County

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

Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East.

Vance County

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

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 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 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Centre County

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

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast.

Fayette County

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

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Anderson County

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

Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the East Southeast.

Kershaw County

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

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

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

This community is historic.

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Upton County

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

Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Powhatan County

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

Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Scott County

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

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Wilson 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 Wilson County: www.wilsoncountytn.com/

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 obstructions 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: 36.1631, Longitude: -86.3144     [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 313.507 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.46 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.489 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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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<9>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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