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Oak Grove, Louisiana
Location of Oak Grove in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Oak Grove in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish West Carroll
 • Total 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Land 1.72 sq mi (4.45 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
121 ft (37 m)
 • Total 1,441
 • Density 838.28/sq mi (323.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-56820
GNIS feature ID 2407017

Oak Grove is the parish seat of West Carroll Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,727 at the 2010 census, but it declined to 1,593 in 2018.


Oak Grove is located at 32°51′41″N 91°23′21″W / 32.86139°N 91.38917°W / 32.86139; -91.38917 (32.861361, -91.389043). Louisiana Highway 2 forms Main Street in Oak Grove.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.15%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 398
1920 700 75.9%
1930 1,241 77.3%
1940 1,654 33.3%
1950 1,796 8.6%
1960 1,797 0.1%
1970 1,980 10.2%
1980 2,214 11.8%
1990 2,126 −4.0%
2000 2,174 2.3%
2010 1,727 −20.6%
2020 1,441 −16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Oak Grove racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 922 63.98%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 408 28.31%
Native American 5 0.35%
Other/Mixed 37 2.57%
Hispanic or Latino 69 4.79%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,441 people, 652 households, and 384 families residing in the town.


Each March, The North Louisiana Gospel Weekend, formerly named for Dave L. Pearce, is held at the Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center in Oak Grove. The center also hosts a Bluegrass festival each April and October.

Jessie James Trade Days takes place each September in downtown Oak Grove.

In April 2011, the West Carroll Chamber of Commerce launched the North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival to celebrate the most popular crop in the parish.

Fiske Theatre

The Fiske Theatre, named for its original owner, Donald Fiske, is located in downtown Oak Grove across from the West Carroll Parish Courthouse. It is the oldest operating movie theatre in northeast Louisiana and the last remaining single-screen facility. Donald Fiske built the first theatre in 1928. In 1951, he opened the new and current facility, for which he received the "Merit Badge" of the Exhibitor and Theatre Catalog for having the most modern and well-appointed theater in the nation.

The Fiske is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with a Sunday-afternoon matinee. A different first-run feature is shown each week. Owned by the West Carroll Chamber of Commerce, the Fiske is operated by Holland Entertainment LLC.

In 2013, the Fiske was nominated for inclusion into the National Register of Historic Places, and was added on 29 January 2014.


Public schools are operated by the West Carroll Parish School Board.

Oak Grove Elementary School serves grades Pre-Kindergarten to 6; Oak Grove High School, grades 7 to 12. The shared mascot is the tiger. Tiger football is one of the highlights of the fall season in Oak Grove, for the team reached the playoffs every year except one from 1979 to 2009.

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