About This Place
Lone Rock is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 157 at the 2000 census. The city is named after a large boulder.
Lone Rock calls itself "The Neatest Little Town in Iowa."
Long before any settlement took place here, the unusual (175 ton) boulder was used as a landmark for travelers. In 1899, the community relocated to be close to the railroad. In 1970, the lone rock was moved to the new location by blasting it into four pieces and reconstructing the pieces inside the community.