Near Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Identified with the Flat Rock Church and School that existed in the early 20th century, Flat Rock has African American roots that extend back many generations. This area located around present day Bostwick Highway, Sandy Creek Road, and Nolan Store Road in the Harris Militia District, has long had an agricultural character, which included the cultivation of cotton, livestock, and fruit and nut orchards. African Americans were essential to the success of the agrarian economy, and as the economy thrived, so did these communities.
Prior to the organization of Flat Rock, several schools and churches served the African American communities in this area. By 1894 there were two schools for African American children: Brooks Chapel and Holland Springs, which existed until around 1928 and 1957 respectively. Brooks Chapel appears to have served as a school and a church, as the remnants of a damaged cemetery have been identified near the intersection of Bostwick Highway and Sandy Creek Road.
Because of the individuals who take pride in this community, Flat Rock is recognized as a significant part of our county history.
Erected 2008 by Morgan County Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 33° 40.86′ N, 83° 29.966′ W. Marker is near Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is on Bostwick Road (Georgia Route 83) 0 miles north of Flat Rock Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Flat Rock Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3911 Bostwick Road, Madison GA 30650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mallory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Apalachee Bostwick (approx. 4 miles away); Matthew Talbot (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fairplay (approx. 4.8 miles away); Vernacular Construction (approx. 5.8 miles away); Dorsey (approx. 5.9 miles away); Madison Station (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2021, by Bill Witherspoon of Decatur, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.