Shop on Amazon and Support HFR, Inc. by using Amazon Smiles

Shop on Amazon and Support HFR, Inc. by using Amazon Smiles

When doing your shopping at Amazon, the "History Geeks" at Historic Flat Rock, Inc. encourage you to use the Historic Flat Rock, Inc. "Amazon Smiles" account. How do we all do this, and why does it matter? When shopping at Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com instead of the the normal front page of amazon. When you first log in to Amazon Smile, you must go to your account and choose your charity. You do this simply by clicking on “Accounts and Lists” at the top right under your name and then clicking “Change your Charity”. This will display a search bar which says: “Or pick your own charitable organization”.  Enter Historic Flat Rock, Inc. You will see us listed. Click that and you are all set. This is another way to make a difference locally by giving to an all volunteer organization! Thank you for your support, Victoria FlanaganPresident HFR, Inc.

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Flat Rock Trails Feasibility Study

Flat Rock Trails Feasibility Study

In 2019 the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) awarded to the Village of Flat Rock a grant for the conducting of a Greenway feasibility study.  The grant funding includes $32,000 from the FBRMPO and $8,000 from the Flat Rock Village Council.  The consultant hired to conduct the study requested and received support from a citizens advisory group.   HFR Inc, and Dennis Flanagan, chair of the Flat Rock Historic District Oversight and Compliance Committee, was an active member of the study advisory group. The initial purpose of the feasibility study was to address creating a connection between the Park at Flat Rock and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.  As the study began it was clear that a traditional approach, using right of way along existing state roads, would not be acceptable to the community.  This brought about an investigation of Flat Rock historic trails and the feasibility of new trails within the Village of Flat Rock. The attached...

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“Flat Rock lies in a pocket of history, weaving a recollection of the Great Cherokee tribe, pioneers, and Charlestonians into a pattern uniquely her own”
– Louise Howe Bailey

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Historic Flat Rock, Inc. was established in 1968. Since then it has been instrumental in the preservation and restoration of properties of note. It has obtained numerous preservation easements on historic properties through the cooperation and generosity of the owners. Learn more…