The Town of Oak Grove is a small town in Talladega County, Alabama. Oak Grove offers small town living with close by big town conveniences. Nestled right off of Highway 280, just a short drive from all the Birmingham area shopping and dining, lies the Oak Grove community. The Town of Oak Grove offers an active senior citizens center, public park and walking track, and top-notch street, security and transportation departments. Rich with history and bright with future, Oak Grove is a community of traditional family values, advancing technology and geographic significance.
In the middle of Oak Grove between its two hills sat a cut-your-own Christmas Tree Farm which yearly drew hundreds of families to Oak Grove. It was started in 1978 by later Oak Grove Mayor Bloise Zeigler, who until recently still operated the farm. Mr. Zeigler grew the official state Christmas tree, which was displayed at the Alabama Governor's Mansion in 2004. The farm location is now planned to be the site of Comet Grove, the first community garden in Oak Grove.
Oak Grove gained national recognition in 1954 when it became the first site in the history of the world of a meteor striking a human. Mrs. Ann E. Hodges was on her sofa in her Oak Grove home when something crashed through her roof, striking her on the hip. It turned out to be a meteorite. The incident gained national news coverage, including an appearance by Mrs. Hodges on Gary Moore's TV show, "I've Got a Secret."
Oak Grove has a "Gravity Hill" where cars appear to coast up hill. The phenomenon has generated news coverage and curiosity seekers for many years. It is on Old Highway 280, now named "Gravity Hill Road," just off Highway 280 in the western part of Oak Grove toward Childersburg.
So, the next time you are passing through, plan to stop by and enjoy an afternoon in our park, see if you can coast up hill on the famous Gravity Hill or visit the historic site of the Hodges Meteorite and you will soon come to realize why the Town of Oak Grove is a great place to live!
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