> Oak Grove Community
Oak Grove Community
15818 Iowa Oak Grove Ave.
Douds, IA 52551
- The Oak Grove school served students K-8 from 1872 until 1959. An addition to the school was completed in 1909 to accommodate the growing number of students in the district.
- In 1981 the Douds Historical Preservation Assn., Inc. leased the Oak Grove Country School and grounds from the Van Buren Community School District, Since that time a complete restoration of the building has been completed with the latest restoration in 2014.
- In 2018 the Van Buren Community School sold the property to the Douds Historical Preservation Assn., Inc.
- A restored 1895 country church stands a few yards north of the school giving the two the distinction of being the last surviving country church/school combination site in the county.
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