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Flat Rock in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Glassy Mountain Trails

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
1. Glassy Mountain Trails Marker
Inscription. "We found that our land goes up... to the very top of Big Glassy Mountain---at least a mile of real climbing from the house. The timber seems endless....The hills will be white with dogwood blossoms in spring."
Lilian Sandburg 1945

Glassy Mountain has granite outcroppings that can be seen for miles, glinting in the sunlight. According to local legends, the Cherokee and early pioneers named this mountain for these well-known reflections.
Follow in the the Sandburgs' footsteps to discover the delights that may be found along the five miles of hiking trails within this national historic site.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 16.204′ N, 82° 26.96′ 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. This marker is located in Carl Sandburg Home National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Flat Rock NC 28731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Home for Champions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Outdoor Inspiration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Connemara (approx.
Glassy Mountain Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
2. Glassy Mountain Trail Map
0.3 miles away); Flat Rock (approx. half a mile 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.
 
Regarding Glassy Mountain Trails. Marker includes a trail map, hiking tips and photos of local flora and fauna.
 
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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 922 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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