The Village of Flat Rock is home to Carl Sandburg's house and the Flat Rock Playhouse as well as other poets, artist and playwriters. Flat Rock is a beautiful village with unique shops and plenty of hiking trails. It is also home to the Flat Rock Playhouse which is the state theatre of North Carolina.
The Village of Flat Rock was established in 1807 by some wealthy Charlestonians who wanted to escape the hot weather in Charleston, SC during the summer months. Therefore, the Village of Flat Rock got its nickname "Little Charleston of the Mountains.