This school was built in 1871. From Marengo on U.S. Route 6, proceed west of town about a mile to L Ave and go south to 160th Street and turn west. As 160th junctions with KK Ave, turn south on KK. At 168th Ave turn west again. Total distance from L Ave is 1.5 miles. If coming from south of Marengo on V66, turn west on 160th for 1.1 miles until L Ave, where there is a slight jog to the north as you continue with directions from L.
The school is located in a grove of Oak trees - I guess that's where it got its name. It is the first school we've seen with a tornado shelter (we could not get on the property - fenced off with warning signs). You can see the brick door arch.
Photographs taken on 5/9/11
On July 8, 2012, we attended the meeting of the Iowa County Historical Society held here at Oak Grove School, and were allowed to go inside. The original desks are still mounted on the floor, but newer desks have also been placed inside. Much work is needed to restore this building.