Flat Rock in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Home for Champions
Imagine how boisterous this barnyard was at feeding and milking time each morning and evening. Perhaps unusual for their time, Lilian and Carl Sandburg were life-long boosters for each other's chosen work. A graduate of the University of Chicago who had taught literature and expression, Lilian recognized Carl's talent for writing and always remained his steadfast supporter.
As his fame grew, Carl made sure that Lilian's expertise in goat genetics shared the limelight with his writing in the many articles published about the Sandburgs. Her success in improving and promoting dairy goats, he often said, was due to "genius, knowledge, and lighted enthusiasms."
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 35° 16.262′ N, 82° 26.961′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from Little River Road (State Highway 1127). Touch for map. Carl Sandburg Home National
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glassy Mountain Trails (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Outdoor Inspiration (about 700 feet away); Connemara (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flat Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); C.G. Memminger (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. John in the Wilderness (approx. 0.9 miles away); George A. Trenholm (approx. one mile away); Hendersonville War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flat Rock.
More about this marker. The marker is located near the Carl Sandburg barns.
Categories. • Agriculture • Animals • Landmarks • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.