OAK GROVE, TX (ELLIS COUNTY)
OAK GROVE, TEXAS (Ellis County). Oak Grove is on Farm Road 1183 five miles south of Ennis in southeastern Ellis County. The first settlers in the area were John and Mary Humble, who arrived with their slaves. The community formed around a Methodist church that was constructed on land donated by C. L. Kendall. Oak Grove became the site of a series of camp meetings during the late 1800s. From 1900 to 1990 the community did not report a population of more than fifty. During the 1980s Oak Grove served as a community center for area farmers. In 1990 through 2000 it reported a population of ten.
Edna Davis Hawkins, et al., History of Ellis County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1972). Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County (Chicago: Lewis, 1892; rpt., as Ellis County History, Fort Worth: Historical Publishers, 1972).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.David Minor, "OAK GROVE, TX (ELLIS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hro01), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles