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Locust Grove
Mayes County, Oklahoma


"The Wonder City"

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Locust Grove is approximately 1,326 (1990), 1423 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 523 (1990), 538 (2010).
The amount of land area in Locust Grove is 1.804 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Locust Grove to Washington DC is 1046 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 142 miles. (as the crow flies)
Locust Grove is positioned 36.19 degrees north of the equator and 95.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeast Oklahoma, east of Tulsa. Here is a map page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

The town of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, was founded on May 12, 1912, by O.W. Killam. Mr. KIllam,born in Lincoln County, Missouri, was a land speculator from Grove, Oklahoma, who bought 140 acres of land from a Cherokee Indian lady named Eliza Ross. Mr. Killam platted the town, naming many of the streets after prominent citizens of the area, and some of his family members. These parcels were sold at auction and some of the first families descendants are still residing on same. The M O & G Railroad soon laid tracks through the town and an east/west highway(former highway 33) ran through the the town. Founder's Day, a yearly celebration, is held on the Saturday nearest May 12. The Locust Grove Chamber of Commerce is in charge of the parade and festivities. Mr. Killam later moved to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He made his home there during the later half of his life. He provided the funds to construct a community building for Locust Grove during the 1950's. His family continues to support community endeavors at Locust Grove from their home in Texas.
Submitted by Joan Bennett, local resident who grew up in Locust Grove and current (1999) librarian at the High School

Locust Grove was named for the Locust Tree which grows in abundance in this area. The "The Battle of Locust Grove" in the Civil War was fought here.
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The founding of Locust Grove



Lake Hudson
more than 200 miles of shoreline encompassing a 12,000-acre water park perfect for recreational adventures.

Willard Stone - world-renown sculptor, a gallery showcasing his work is just outside of town.

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Locust Grove City Government

Locust Grove is a town governed by a board of five trustees. One of the board is chosen to serve as Mayor. City Council meetings are on the2nd Monday of each month at the Town Hall

Town Hall
105 S. Floyd Cunningham Drive
P.O. Box 246
Locust Grove, Oklahoma
Phone: 918-479-5354

Locust Grove Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 525
Locust Grove, OK 74352
Phone: (918)479-6336

Locust Grove Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 525
Locust Grove, OK 74352
Phone: (918)479-6336

Locust Grove Libraries

Locust Grove Public Library
715 E. Harold Andrews Blvd. (Main St.)
Locust Grove, Oklahoma 74352
Phone: 918-479-6585
Toll-free: 888-277-8504
(Toll-free for residents within a 25 mile radius including Locust Grove, Peggs, Chouteau, Little Kansas, Cedar Crest and Salina.
Hours: Tues. 12 - 7pm; Wed.-Thur.-Fri. 10am - 5pm; Sat. 9am - 2pm
librarian: Sheri Trammel (5-2001)

Locust Grove Schools

Education in Locust Grove
419 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 399
Locust Grove, Oklahoma
Phone: 918-479-5243

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