Oak Grove, Alabama, is rich with history and bright with future promise. In a desire to preserve the charm and uniqueness of their home town, the residents voted in July 1966 to incorporate. Oak Grove is in Talladega County between the cities of Sylacauga and Childersburg. Highway 280 runs through the heart of Town and connects with several major county roads. The town boasts a lively business community and approximately 600 residents.
Elected officials and dedicated volunteers are actively planning Oak Grove’s future. There is a shared vision of business vitality and, at the same time, preservation of the peaceful and uncomplicated lifestyle residents enjoy.
Oak Grove currently provides public transportation, senior services, a walking track, park and pavilion. The Senior Center and pavilion are rented to the public for weekend events.
Oak Grove has the distinction of being home to the only modern confirmation of a meteorite striking a person. The house is no longer standing where the event occurred, however, the location is about 1.5 miles from Town Hall.
Ann Hodges was on her couch around 12:45 p.m., November 30, 1954, when the meteorite crashed through the roof of her house and struck her on the hip as she lay sleeping. She was awakened by the loud noise and the extreme pain from the impact. The meteorite was approximately eight pounds and left a severe bruise on Mrs. Hodges hip. The Hodges Meteorite is on display at the Alabama Museum of Natural History at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Hodges gave the meteorite to the Museum in March 1956.