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Grand Lake & Grove, OK

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. Be sure to Visit Harbor Village and Lendenwood Gardens.

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. Grand Lake. OK has hosted the BassMasters Tournament two times withthe wiegh in held at Grove.

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 paddleboats, 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

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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.

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The Stats Sheet

Population
Data from the 2000 population census place the Grove population at 5,131. This is an increase of 27.6% from 1990. 13.8% of the population of Delaware County resides in Grove.

Area

1970

1980

1990

2000

City

2,000

3,387

4,020

5,131

County

17,767

23,946

28,070

37,077

30 Mile Radius

N/A

N/A

80,300

89,400


Percent Distributions of the Population by Race--2000
In Grove, 82.6% of the population is White, 0.08% is Black, 10.2% is Native American, and the remaining 7.1% is comprised of all other races.

Labor Force
The Delaware County labor force was 16,691 in 1998. Participation rate in the county labor force constitutes 61.85% of males and 43.82% of females. (*See footnote on the last page for more info on labor.)

City Labor Force Factor

Male

Female

Total

Civilian Labor Force (1990)

774

778

1,552

Employed (1990)

684

749

1,433

Unemployed persons within 30 miles (1998)

1,210

940

2,150

Climate
The average January temperature in Grove is 32 degrees Fahrenheit with a July temperature average of 79 degrees. The area receives an average of 42 inches of rain annually and 9 inches of snow. The average number of flying days is 343.

General Government
Grove has a Manager/Council type of city government. There is a comprehensive city plan and zoning. The city provides garbage service.

Public Safety
Grove has 3 full-time and 20 volunteer fire personnel and 20 full-time police officers. The city's fire insurance has a 5 classification while the adjacent area has an 8 classification.

Utility Providers
Utility services are provided primarily by the following carriers:
Electric - Public Service Co. and Northeast Okla. Electric Coop.
Natural Gas - Northeast Oklahoma Public Facilities Auth.
Telephone - Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.

Water System

Storage Capacity

 


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