Flat Rock, North Carolina

Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock is quaint village located three miles south of Hendersonville (about 30 miles south of Asheville). It's home to the fascinating Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Connemara, Flat Rock Playhouse and some quaint shops, galleries and restaurants.

Flat Rock dates back to a time when the Cherokee met on the great flat rock which is still visible today. Flat Rock was established about 1807. However, the settlement that was to become the "Little Charleston of the Mountains" really began to grow in 1827 when by wealthy Charlestonians Charles and Susan Baring built their summer home and private chapel. Soon friends followed. Before long, quite a colony was formed.

In the late 60's, the North Carolina Department of Archives and History surveyed the Flat Rock area. As a result, the Flat Rock District is now included in the National Register of Historic Places. The entire village is a treasure trove of historic architectural elements.

Flat Rock is now home to poets, playwrights, artists and entrepreneurs who invite you to explore Flat Rock and the surrounding area.

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