Flat Rock Archives

The Flat Rock Archives is a research center containing  records, artifacts, and historical information about the African American slaves, former slaves, and their descendants who lived and still live in the community of Flat Rock.  The archives is currently open to the public every Tuesday.  Genealogical  information on several Flat Rock families, oral histories from older residents, historical photographs, and a quantity of written material.

Nestled within the Arabia Mountain National Area, in Lithonia, Georgia, the Flat Rock Archive is dedicated  to discovering and preserving the history of our ancestors.  Visit the archives and learn about the rich diverse lives of the people who once lived, worked, and worshiped in this small community.


Mission Statement
 Create a heritage tourism venue open to the public and researchers on a year round basis.
 Preserve and catalog historical information and artifacts about Flat Rock and it’s residents.
 Restore Flat Rock Slave Cemetery.
 Assist other communities in the research and preservation of slave or African American community history.
Assist African-American families research family histories and provide a place for local family reunions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3z8Vah_COk&feature=player_embedded#!

The Flat Rock Archives invites you
and your family participate in the
most important African American
History Event in Metro Atlanta.
For more information email us at

   Click here to view Videos & Photos!!!

See The Superstar Kidz Perform
at the Celebration!

Upcoming Events in 2012
October 30th:
2nd Annual  Slave Cemetery
Consecration Ceremony &
Community History Celebration
For More Information
 Please Call: 770-797-5625
Email Us at

National Public Radio
“All Things Considered”
 Reports on Flat Rock

NPR Visits & Reports on
Flat Rock Community!
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Visit Us!
Flat Rock Archives & Museum
3979 Crossvale Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038

Open Every Tuesday
10am to 4pm
or by appointment!

 Contact Us to Schedule Tour
 Please Call: 770-797-5625
Email Us at
 Group Tours
  DeKalb History Center recently
  visited the Flat Rock Archives. 
   Click here for more info!!!

Oral History DVD & 
Commemorative T-Shirts
for Sale!
Order Your Copy of
The Documentary 
“Flat Rock-Where Home Is”
More Info Call:  770-797-5625 
Flat Rock Archives

A Museum dedicated to the preservation of the history of Flat Rock, GA and the African-American slaves and their descendants who have maintained their the community for nearly 150 years or more.

YouTube Link:  View video on YouTube as President Johnny Waits lectures on the history of the Flat Rock Community!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3z8Vah_COk&feature=player_embedded#!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3z8Vah_COk&feature=player_embedded#!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3z8Vah_COk&feature=player_embedded#!shapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2
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  2. -Consecration Ceremony

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  4. -Community History

  5. -Celebration

  6. -October 2012

An Historic Destination Located Within 
The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Areahttp://arabiaalliance.org/