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Oak Grove

City of Oak Grove

Oak Grove is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. It is north of Minneapolis. The population was 8,031 at the 2010 census.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.16 square miles (91.06 km2), of which 33.85 square miles (87.67 km2) is land and 1.31 square miles (3.39 km2) is water. County Roads 7, 9, 13, 22, and 78 are the main routes in the community. State Highway 47 (MN 47) passes briefly through the northwest corner of Oak Grove.

Lake George is located within the city of Oak Grove.

Adjacent cities

  • St. Francis (north)
  • East Bethel (east)
  • Ham Lake (southeast)
  • Andover (south)
  • Ramsey (southwest)
  • Nowthen (west)

History
Oak Grove first became an organized township in 1857, and was so named because of the large groves of oak trees in the area. The village of Oak Grove was founded in 1854, and a post office operated from 1857 to 1901. The township incorporated as the city of Oak Grove in 1993.

Notable person

  • Sean Sherk – retired mixed martial artist and former UFC Lightweight Champion, is from Oak Grove

In Popular Culture

  • Golan the Insatiable, an animated television series that first aired in Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def programming block in November 2013, is about “a menacing godlord from another dimension” who becomes trapped in a small Minnesota town, and is set in Oak Grove.

References:

“Oak Grove, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Grove,_Minnesota

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