Grove Chamber

Grove, Oklahoma

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About Grove

Grove, Oklahoma… The “Center Piece” of Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees, offering the largest concentration of accommodations, restaurants, shops, services, entertainment end recreational attractions in the area. A year around calendar of activities affords visitor’s and residents alike a chance to enjoy the area during the spring, summer, fall and winter.

Grove-Fest is held on the first weekend of May each year, and features pioneer and Native American demonstrations, music, chili and barbecue cookoff’s, parade, trade shows, rodeo, car show end lots of fantastic foods and fun.

Arts and Crafts shows are held each Memorial and Labor Day weekend, complementing the areas numerous antique shops, flea markets, gift shops and unique boutiques.

Fourth of July features the most impressive displays by the City of Grove, and the area Resorts. Celebrations are everywhere, the annual Quilt Show, and a wide variety of special events and activities fill the summer months.

Christmas time in Grove has to be most festive time during the non-summer months. A spectacular lighted Christmas Parade is featured each year in Grove, held the second Saturday evening in December. Grove’s own Christmas Lane also treat our locals as well as sightseers from all over the country that come to drive through the fantastic display

Some of the area’s finest entertainment is located within the city limits of Grove. The famous Har-Ber Village, the Cherokee Queen paddle boats, and the live music shows that are available here, not to mention just good ole friendly folks, just waiting to say howdy

Miles and miles of shoreline are located in the city limits of Grove providing residents and visitors alike all the benefits of the city as well as the pleasures of the Lake. Grove is proud to be ranked as one of the top “Most Desirable Retirement Places” in the nation.

Grove is located on two major highways: U.S. 59 and Oklahoma 10. These highways and connecting roads provide excellent access to our community from every direction. U.S. 69, historic Route 66 and U.S. 60 allow easy connections. Grove especially benefits from its close proximity to U.S. Interstate 44, which allows you to reach all points of the United States.Source: Grand Lake Visitor

How Grove Began

Spurting up as the result of a spring-fed watering hole, Grove, Oklahoma is a history rich city Rich in the traditions of both the Indian Territory, U. S. and the early settlement of Oklahoma by the westward bound pioneers.

A clear, cool and refreshing spring created watering hole, which now is right in the middle of the Grove Springs Park, for which it’s named after. This water hole made this northeastern Oklahoma area a perfect overnight spot for the wagon trains headed westward. The weary pioneers referred to the watering hole as Grove Springs. The area had long been a popular watering hole for both Indian and wildlife before the infiltration of civilization.

Due to the traffic created by the now infamous watering hole, Grove Springs provided a natural attraction for merchants to set up their wares to provide goods to the wagoneers and also to trade with the many Indians in the area. Soon a settlement sprang up that later became Grove, Oklahoma.

Grove, nestled in the northeastern comer of Oklahoma near the Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas borders, provided the northern boundaries of the Cherokee Indian Nation and the southern boundaries of what is known as the Nine Tribes area.

The Grove area is still rich in Indian Tradition, and many landmarks still stand in evidence of this. Cayuga Mission, the old wagon factory the Seneca-Cayuga ceremonial grounds, Indian burial grounds, Indian churches and many other such memories still live on or around our modern time Grove. The early day settlers also left their impressions on Grove, as many landmarks of their time are still noticeable. A recreation of their way of life has been built at Har-Ber Village, available to the public from March until November to relive those early days. The wagon wheel ruts of the Texas Road are still visible in some rural areas around Grove.

Patricia Island Estates & Golf Club

If a retirement home on the golf course is what you dream of and you also would like to live at the lake with great boating and fishing then we have the place for you today.
These beautiful homes at Patricia Island at Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma are very affordable and the life style can’t be beat. Grove is the retirement capital of Oklahoma and the mid-west. Affordable housing prices and no real estate melt down here. Grove has enjoyed a steady paced increase in real estate and should continue in this fashion, unlike many areas of the nation where prices zoomed way too high, too fast and have crashed as the result. Your investment is safe in the mid-west and Grove, OK on Grand Lake.
Patricia Island Golf Course is a wonderful course to play and just to look at and enjoy. It wanders along the shores of Grand Lake in Grove’s nicest subdivision.
For a family home, retirement home, or second home you cannot go wrong with , a new custom home on the golf course in Patricia Island on beautiful Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma.

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