Flag Rock Recreation Area was dedicated Oct. 12, 1974. The story of how the American flag came to be posted atop the rock pillar dates back to the 1920s when a German immigrant is said to have climbed atop the rock and erected the flag as a symbol of love for his newfound home.
Check out this article from Virginia Town and City that describes the dedication of the recreation area.
Winter Views in Flag Rock Recreation Area
Flag Rock and Norton on YouTube
Click the above image to view Norton's YouTube channel, which features videos about Flag Rock and outdoor adventures in the High Knob Region.