Locust Grove is one of the oldest towns in Independence Countyhaving been founded intwo years after Arkansas became a state.
Its name derives from a grove of locust trees that pioneers found growing there. Red Aand St. Buck Horn, Buckhorn in Stone County.
The first settlers to the area arrived in The wagon cavalcade consisted of fifteen families from southwestern Kentucky attracted to the fertile Greenbrier Bottoms. They staked their claims for land that was then Locust grove AR of Lawrence County in the Missouri Territory.
Craig, and Samuel Elms. The children of these pioneers became major figures in Independence County and beyond.Girl Irvine Skirtwatch Blonde Ponytail
Although cotton was the main crop in the Greenbrier Bottoms until supplanted by soybeans and other cash crops, Locuat corn was grown in the mountains around Locust Grove to be used for moonshine liquor. The Locust Grove school was established in Locust grove AR s and renovated in the s.
Locust Grove got its own post office inwith Thomas Elms appointed first postmaster; the post Locuat still operates in the twenty-first century. In the s, the schools in both Locust Grove and Jamestown Locust grove AR consolidated with the Desha school. Then, inDesha consolidated with Batesville.
The Locust Grove school Locust grove AR was razed inbut the Jamestown school remains in use as a community building. Locust Grove sits near Locust grove AR foot of Brock Mountain, with an elevation over 1, feet, a beautiful though rugged area of cascading waterfalls and caverns. Foushee Cave, located near Locust Grove, is the natural habitat for the Foushee Cave snail Amnicola coraan endangered mollusk found only in the Foushee Cave region.
There is one gorve church in Locust Grove, a Missionary Baptist church. The group holds a two-week camp meeting there every August; the church is open Locust grove AR under a tin roof with a big stage and sawdust floors.
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas. Independence County Chronicle 17 April Locust Grove Independence County. Kenneth Rorie Van Buren, Arkansas.